Rempstone

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Rempstone
UK Rempstone.jpg
Village sign
Rempstone is located in Nottinghamshire
Rempstone
Rempstone
 Rempstone shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK5752524442
District Rushcliffe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 01509
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°48′51″N 1°08′47″W / 52.81412°N 1.1464°W / 52.81412; -1.1464

Rempstone /ˈrɛmpstən/ is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire, although its closest town and postal address is Loughborough across the border in Leicestershire. It is situated at the crossing of the A60 and A6006 roads. It has no schools. Rempston (without `e`) is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.

Churches[edit]

St Peter in the Rushes, view of fish pond - was site of moated manor house

The first church in Rempstone, St Peter in the Rushes,[1] stood approximately half a mile (1 km) north-east of the present village near the Sheepwash Brook next to a moated Manor House now a fishing lake, a Holy spring is also at this location. An archaeological dig, 1960–1962, revealed the foundations of a 12th-century tower with square buttresses.[2] Earthworks near the brook indicate the original site of the village.[3]

The present church, All Saints' Church, Rempstone, was built mainly from the materials of the old church and was consecrated by the Archbishop of York in 1773. About 20 headstones mark the site of the original churchyard and during the last 200 years of this church there were approximately 950 burials including that of six former Rectors of Rempstone.

Transport[edit]

'Kinchbus 9' (in yellow and blue livery) passes through Rempstone along the A60 between Nottingham and Loughborough daily, including into the late evenings from Monday to Saturday.

Rempstone Steam & Country Show[edit]

The long-running Steam and Traction Engine rally has outgrown the village and nowadays takes place in nearby Wymeswold.

Neighbouring villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/rempstone-st-peter-rushes/hhistory.php St Peter in the Rushes
  2. ^ The Leake Historian East Leake and district Local History Society
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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