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Rempstone // 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.
The first church in Rempstone, St Peter in the Rushes, 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. Earthworks near the brook indicate the original site of the village.
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.
Rempstone Steam & Country Show
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 Childrens' 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.
- http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/rempstone-st-peter-rushes/hhistory.php St Peter in the Rushes
- The Leake Historian East Leake and district Local History Society
- Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
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