Holme Pierrepont Hall

LOCATION

RADCLIFFE ON TRENT, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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The house was built by Sir William Pierrepont around 1500 and is still lived in by his descendants. It has the earliest brickwork in Nottinghamshire and is filled with family portraits and regional furniture. The East Garden has a spectacular display of snowdrops, hellebores, daffodils and aconites. The Courtyard Garden with its miniature box, parterre was designed in 1875, possibly by Nesfield.

Holme Pierrepont Hall
Holme Pierrepont, RADCLIFFE ON TRENT, NG12 2LD

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: House and Gardens pen Feb-Mar, Sun-Wed 2-5; Apr, Sun only 2-5 (closed Easter Sun); 25 Mar, (Plant Fair) 11-4. Garden only April-May, Tue-Wed 2-5; Jun, Tue 2-5

About the area

Discover Nottinghamshire

Most people associate Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands with the legend of Robin Hood, though the former royal hunting ground of Sherwood Forest has been somewhat tamed since Robin’s outlaw days. Traditionally, the county’s primary industry, alongside agriculture, was coal mining but it is also an oil producing area, and during World War II produced the only oil out of reach of the German U-Boats.

The county is divided between the old coalfields north of the city of Nottingham, the commuter belt of the Wolds to the south, Sherwood Forest and the great country estates known as the ‘Dukeries’. Towns of note are the river port and market town of Newark, which hosts major antiques fairs six times a year, and Southwell, known for the medieval minster with exquisite carvings of Sherwood Forest.

D H Lawrence was a Nottinghamshire man, born in Eastwood, the son of a miner and former schoolteacher. He grew up in poverty, and his book Sons and Lovers reflects the experiences of his early years. Other Nottinghamshire notables include Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop; Jesse Boot, founder of the Boots pharmaceutical company; Henry Ireton, the man who singed Charles I’s death warrant; and Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean.

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