Rempstone

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Rempstone
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Village sign
Rempstone is located in Nottinghamshire
Rempstone
Rempstone
Rempstone shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 367 (2011)
OS grid reference SK5752524442
District
Shire county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
NottinghamshireCoordinates: 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. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 367.[1] 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,[2] 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.[3] Earthworks near the brook indicate the original site of the village.[4]

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 and Country Show[edit]

Started in 1956 the Steam and Traction Engine rally has outgrown the village and nowadays takes place in nearby Wymeswold on the second full weekend in July. It has always donated its profits to local and National Charities (Rainbows Children's Hospice, Steps Conductive Education Centre, The Air Ambulance Service, Macmillan Cancer Support, Demelza Hospice Care,Wymeswold Village Community Centre Project to mention just a few). The event now extends over 65 Acres with 25 Acres of exhibits including Vintage Vehicles, 40 Steam Traction Engines, Countryside exhibitions and a real ale bar.

Neighbouring villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/rempstone-st-peter-rushes/hhistory.php St Peter in the Rushes
  3. ^ The Leake Historian East Leake and district Local History Society
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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