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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]


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