Holme, Nottinghamshire

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Holme
St.Giles' church - geograph.org.uk - 236524.jpg
St Giles' Church, Holme
Holme is located in Nottinghamshire
Holme
Holme
Holme shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 165 (2011)
OS grid reference SK801590
Civil parish
  • Holme
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG23
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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UK
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Nottinghamshire
53°07′N 0°48′W / 53.12°N 0.80°W / 53.12; -0.80Coordinates: 53°07′N 0°48′W / 53.12°N 0.80°W / 53.12; -0.80

Holme is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Langford) at the 2011 Census was 165.[1] It is located on the east of the River Trent, less than half a mile from the riverside and 4 miles north of Newark-on-Trent.

The parish church of St Giles is an Early Tudor rebuild of a 13th-century church. The Lancashire wool merchant John Barton was responsible for the rebuilding. He died in 1491, and is buried in the chancel with his wife. In a window of his house at Holme is inscribed the verse:

I thanke God, and ever shall,
It is the sheep have paid for all.[2]

Holme was historically a chapelry in the ancient parish of North Muskham. Until about 1575 it lay on the west side of the River Trent, but there was then a cataclysmic flood which changed the course of the river.[3] Holme was therefore separated by the river from the rest of the parish. In 1866 Holme became a separate civil parish.[4]

The last known catch of a Sturgeon on the Trent occurred in 1902 near the village, the fish was eight and a half feet long and weighed 250 pounds.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin. p. 145. 
  3. ^ Winthorpe Community Website: Langford Church History
  4. ^ Vision of Britain website
  5. ^ Stone, Richard (2005). River Trent. Phillimore. pp. 101–102. ISBN 1860773567. 

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