Holme Pierrepont


Holme Pierrepont

Holme Pierrepont is a hamlet located convert|5|mi|km|0 south of the city of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. It is in the Gamston ward of the Rushcliffe local authority in the East Midlands region. The word “Holme” comes from the Old English and Old Norse words for a small island or low lying land by a river. “Pierrepont” is of French origin, the family came over with William the Conqueror in 1066 and settled in Nottinghamshire in 1280

National Watersports Centre

The National Watersports Centre offers some of the most comprehensive watersports facilities in the world. It was purpose-built to facilitate the training of elite athletes and the holding of National and International competitions primarily in the disciplines of rowing and both white water and placid water kayaking/canoeing, although it is used to run many other activities. The Centre is set in convert|270|acre|km2|1 of country park and boasts a 2500 m Regatta Lake, White Water Slalom Course and Water Skiing Lagoon.

The National Water Sports Centre is currently owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and leased to Sport England. As part of the re-profiling of National Centres Sport England will not be funding the National Watersports Centre after its current management contract ends in 2009.

Consultants have been appointed by Sport England and Nottinghamshire County Council to look at options for the future of the Centre, and a consultation process is taking place on the possible options.

Holme Pierrepont Hall

see Holme Pierrepont Hall

History

There is evidence that Holme Pierrepont was settled by farming communities at least as long ago as the Neolithic era. Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period have been found in the parish.

The main historic features of Holme Pierrepont are the Church of St Edmund and Holme Pierrepont Hall.

*1086 – the place comprised a mill, 80 acres of meadow, and was worth £6.

*1281 – Sir Henry Pierrepont marries Annora de Manvers, heir to Holme, and the name Pierrepont becomes attached to the hamlet

*1806 – Charles Pierrepont given the title of Earl of Manvers by King Charles I

*1940 – The Manvers estate was broken up and sold to various owners

Nearby places include

*Bassingfield
*Gamston
*Adbolton
*Radcliffe on Trent
*West Bridgford
*Colwick
*Nottingham

External links

* [http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=462000&Y=339000&width=700&height=400&gride=462353&gridn=339050&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=&pc=&zm=0&scale=25000&multimap.x=480&multimap.y=179Aerial Map of Holme Pierrepont]
* [http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/doubleday/holmepierrepont1.htm History of Holme Pierrepont]


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