Holme-on-Spalding-Moor is a large village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 8 miles north-east of Howden and 5 miles south-west of Market Weighton, it lies on the A163 road. In terms of major cities, the village is closest to York, just under 20 miles away, while Hull is 23 miles away; the civil parish is formed by the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and the hamlets of Bursea, Hasholme and Welhambridge. According to the 2011 UK Census, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor parish had a population of 3,172, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 2,948. Holme-on-Spalding-Moor village is named for its location on the Spalding Moor. In early censuses of England the village was sometimes listed as Holme, Spalding Moor, though there is little evidence of any other towns scattered across the moor at that or any time; the word Holme is Danish of means island. Spalding Moor was a marsh, dominated by a single hill; the village was built on the holme around the church, hence the name.
Spalding Moor now is cultivated and has been tamed. Through the 17th and 18th centuries, the main occupation for people in the village was growing and dressing hemp; this gave rise to it sometimes been referred to as "Hemp-Holme". A late Iron Age logboat, now known as the Hasholme Logboat, was discovered at Hasholme in the south-east of the parish. In 1823, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor was in the Wapentake of Harthill. Baines' History and Gazetteer of the County of York records the alternative village name of "Hemp Holme", taken from the parish' former cultivation of hemp. A bed of gypsum was recorded in; the church stands in an elevated position, on, sited a beacon, which gave its name of Holme Beacon to this contemporary part of Harthill Wapentake. The parish church and rectory was in the patronage of Cambridge. There were one Roman Catholic, the other, Methodist. Local landowners allotted land, for the personal use of their labourers. Population at the time was 1318. Occupations included twenty-three farmers and yeomen, three blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, three shoemakers, four shopkeepers, two coal dealers, two corn millers, a tailor, a butcher, a joiner, a bricklayer, an ornamental plasterer.
There were the landlords of The New Inn, The Hare and Hounds, The Sun, The Blacksmiths' public houses. A carrier operated between the village and Market Weighton on Wednesdays, Howden on Saturdays. Within the parish lived a banker, a steward to Lady Stourton, Charles Langdale at the Hall, a gentleman and a gentlewoman, a surgeon, the parish rector. Baines records a traditional belief that a cell for two monks was founded at Welham Bridge on the edge of Spalding Moor by vavasours or constables. One monk was charged with guiding people over wasteland, the other praying for the safety of travellers. Holme-on-Spalding-Moor was served by Holme Moor railway station on the Selby to Driffield Line between 1848 and 1954. Holme Hall is a country house, the seat of the Langdale barony; the hall was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England. It is now a Sue Ryder Care Home; the chapel is in use as the village's Roman Catholic church The moor was the site of a Royal Air Force station, RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, active during the Second World War and for several years thereafter as a bomber facility, being closed in 1954 and transferred to the U.
S. Air Force; the USAF moved out in 1957, the field was sold to a private firm. It continued in private hands until 1984, when British Aerospace, moved out, it was in a rather dilapidated condition by that time, upon its closing several of the more notable buildings were destroyed and the runways removed. The hangars and several other buildings remain and are used by a variety of industrial and agricultural tenants, though all are in various states of disrepair. There are a few local convenience stores, a post office, a bakery and butchers, two takeaway outlets, a school & sports wear store, a pharmacy and doctors surgery, four public houses and a mobile library with internet access. Since 1989 Holme Upon Spalding Moor Primary School has been twinned with a primary school in Lemgo, Germany. Once a year about 20 to 30 pupils visit Grundschule Hörstmar for one week. There are several churches, the largest being All Saint's church, built in the 13th century; the church was designated a Grade I listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.
There is a Roman Catholic church, a Methodist church and a Christian Fellowship church in the village. The Zion Methodist Church is now a private house; the village is served by bus services run by East Yorkshire Motor Services and York Pullman. The nearest railway stations are to the south of the village: Howden at 7.5 miles, Eastrington at 5.5 miles. Nearby Howden and Market Weighton contain amenities including supermarkets and a number of chain-shops; the nearest cities are Kingston upon Hull and Leeds. The village's football team Holme Rovers was founded in 1922 by local residents and continues to exist, they play in the East Riding County League Premier division. The club won the top level of the York Football League during the 1962–63 season and the East Riding Senior Cup
The River Holme is a river in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire, England and is a tributary of the River Colne. It starts from Digley reservoir and is fed firstly by the run-off stream from Brownhill Reservoir by Dobbs Dike. Most of the banks of the upper part of the river are urbanised and are part of the Holme Valley civil parish. From Digley reservoir, the river flows north east through Holmfirth, it flows north-north-east to Thongsbridge and Brockholes before turning north and reaching Honley, Berry Brow and Lockwood. It proceeds northwards and joins the River Colne just south of Huddersfield town centre at Folly Hall; the Environment Agency have a gauging station at Queen's Mill in Huddersfield where the recorded average low river level is 0.25 metres and the high river level is 1.2 metres. The record highest level recorded; the river was prone to flooding with the earliest recorded in 1738. In 1840 Bilberry Reservoir was built over an existing stream, but the work had not been carried out properly and the stream not redirected.
The result was that, in February 1852, the reservoir broke its confines and flooded the Holme Valley as far as Holmfirth. It resulted in the destruction of many homes and businesses; the start of the river valley is surrounded by the high hills of Holme Moss, Harden Moss and Cartworth Moor. The underlying bedrock was laid down in the Upper Carboniferous period and consists of Millstone Grit with some sandstone interspersed with thin coal seams. Holmfirth Floods
Holme is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. Holme lies 7 miles south of Peterborough, near Conington and Yaxley. Holme is situated within Huntingdonshire, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England; the parish contains the lowest point in 2.75 metres below sea level. As a civil parish, Holme has a parish council; the parish council is elected by the residents of the parish who have registered on the electoral roll. A parish council is responsible for providing and maintaining a variety of local services including allotments and a cemetery; the parish council reviews all planning applications that might affect the parish and makes recommendations to Huntingdonshire District Council, the local planning authority for the parish. The parish council represents the views of the parish on issues such as local transport and the environment; the parish council raises its own tax to pay for these services, known as the parish precept, collected as part of the Council Tax.
The parish council has a parish clerk. Holme was in the historic and administrative county of Huntingdonshire until 1965. From 1965, the village was part of the new administrative county of Peterborough. In 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, Holme became a part of the county of Cambridgeshire; the second tier of local government is Huntingdonshire District Council, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire and has its headquarters in Huntingdon. Huntingdonshire District Council has 52 councillors representing 29 district wards. Huntingdonshire District Council collects the council tax, provides services such as building regulations, local planning, environmental health and tourism. Holme is a part of the district ward of Stilton and is represented on the district council by one councillor. District councillors serve for four-year terms following elections to Huntingdonshire District Council. For Holme the highest tier of local government is Cambridgeshire County Council which has administration buildings in Cambridge.
The county council provides county-wide services such as major road infrastructure and rescue, social services and heritage services. Cambridgeshire County Council consists of 69 councillors representing 60 electoral divisions. Holme is part of the electoral division of Norman Cross and is represented on the county council by two councillors. At Westminster Holme is in the parliamentary constituency of North West Cambridgeshire, elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election. Holme is represented in the House of Commons by Shailesh Vara. Shailesh Vara has represented the constituency since 2005; the previous member of parliament was Brian Mawhinney who represented the constituency between 1997 and 2005. For the European Parliament Holme is part of the East of England constituency which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. In the period 1801 to 1901 the population of Holme was recorded every ten years by the UK census.
During this time the population was in the range of 218 and 658. From 1901, a census was taken every ten years with the exception of 1941. All population census figures from report Historic Census figures Cambridgeshire to 2011 by Cambridgeshire Insight. In 2011, the parish covered an area of 4,329 acres and so the population density for Holme in 2011 was 94 persons per square mile. Holme Fen Holme Posts, is believed to be the lowest land point in Great Britain at 2.75 metres below sea level. Before drainage, the fens contained many shallow lakes, of which Whittlesey Mere was one of the largest; the River Nene flowed through this mere south to Ugg Mere, before turning east towards the Ouse. By 1851, silting and peat expansion had reduced Whittlesey Mere to about 400-hectare and only a metre deep. In that year the mere disappeared, when new drains carried waters to a pumping station and up into Bevill's Leam; the drainage turned both the mere and the Holme Fen into usable farmland. In anticipation of the ground subsidence, the landowner William Wells had an oak pile driven through the peat and embedded in the underlying clay.
A few years the oak post was replaced by a cast-iron column, founded on timber piles driven into the stable clay, with its top at the same level as the original post. This is the Holme Post; as it was progressively exposed it became unstable, steel guys were added in 1957, when a second iron post was installed 6 metres to the northeast. The post now rises 4 metres above the ground, provides an impressive record of the ground subsidence. Holme Fen is the largest Silver birch woodland in lowland Britain, it contains 5 hectares of rare acid grassland and heath and a hectare of remnant raised bog, an echo of the habitat that would have dominated the area centuries ago. This is the most south-easterly bog of its type in Britain. Holme marks the south-western limit of Stage 2 of the Great Fen Project; the reserve is open to the public
Holme is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 165, 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, is buried in the chancel with his wife. In a window of his house at Holme is inscribed the verse: I thanke God, shall, It is the sheep have paid for all. Holme was 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 a cataclysmic flood which changed the course of the river. Holme was therefore separated by the river from the rest of the parish. In 1866 Holme became a separate civil parish; 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.
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Holme, West Yorkshire
Holme is a small rural village 2.5 miles southwest of the town of Holmfirth and 9.7 miles from Tintwistle on the edge of the Pennines in England. Between Holmbridge and Lane Village in West Yorkshire close to the border with Derbyshire, it lies on the boundary of the Peak District National Park, with some properties split to lie outside of it. Near the village is the Holme Moss radio transmitter, 526 metres above sea level and 200 metres tall; the Pennine Way passes Southwest of the transmitter over Black Hill. The water seeping from the surrounding moorland is the source of the River Holme, which passes down through the Holme Valley to Huddersfield, where it flows into the river Colne, it is accessed by the A6024 Woodhead Road. The village contains a pub, called the Fleece, a school. On 6 July 2014, Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France from York to Sheffield, passed through the village; the schoolroom was built in 1694 with the interest earned from money bequeathed by Joshua Earnshaw in 1693 and on land given by James Earnshaw, recorded in a document entitled: Township of Holme – Earnshaw's Charity.
Having become dilapidated, it was rebuilt in 1820 and again in 1838 when a schoolmaster's house was added at a cost of £680. The schoolroom of this charity was closed in 1880 when education was conducted in other premises of the school board; the schoolmaster was paid from the interest accrued annually on the £300 placed in the charity. The number of children varied from 30 to 40; until the date of the Elementary Education Act 1891, the school fees of certain children attending the Board School in Holme were paid, but this was discontinued when education was made free, the school governors devoted the money to the formation of a school library, with annual payments for books made from the charity. Unlike many British places called Holme, the name of Holme in West Yorkshire derives from Old English holegn. In 1822 Thomas Langdale recorded a population of 459 for the township of Holme. Media related to Holme, West Yorkshire at Wikimedia Commons
Holme is a popular pop-rock band from West Orange, New Jersey that played the New Jersey dance/rock club scene in the 1970s and 1980s. The band describes itself as a "mainstream" rock band and has been described as a "legendary bar band" and "legendary Shore party band." Although the members' musical influences vary, most credit the Beatles as an important musical influence. Frank Sementa, was influenced by watching Arthur Godfrey's TV show and listening to his parents' Glenn Miller and McGuire Sisters records. Keyboardist Danny Gralick, from Belmar and Philadelphia, who had played for Jim Croce for a time, was inspired by Buddy Greco. Guitarist Joel Krauss, from Brooklyn played the French Horn, but switched to guitar because it was more popular with his peers. Krauss was a cab driver. Krauss quit the band for a while, but rejoined the band later. Bobby Bandiera, from Orange, NJ, was playing guitar nearly every night at the Jersey Shore, dropped out of school to join Holme when he was only 16 years old.
He was soon was making more money than his parents combined. Bandiera joined Cats on a Smooth Surface, the Stone Pony's popular house band, founded by former Holme members Joel Krauss and Harry Filkin. Cats' other members included Glen Burtnick, Fran Smith, Ray Andersen. In addition, Springsteen sometimes jammed with Cats. Bandiera went on to play with Bon Jovi. In its heyday, Holme would play six nights a week at the Jersey Shore and in North Jersey. Venues played included major popular clubs such as D'Jais, Art Stock's Royal Manor, Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt Inn, The Headliner, the Stone Pony at the shore, Mother's, Dodd's, the Soap Factory, the Towpath up north. Back in the 1970s, playing the suburban rock club circuit was steady work and lucrative. Popular as a cover band, the band produced several singles, including the "Garden State Parkway Boogie" by band member Mark Mazur; the song was inspired by the fact that although they lived in Manasquan, the band played in North Jersey. Most of their following, who lived in North Jersey, would drive to the shore to see them in the summer.
They realized that they or their following was driving on the Parkway every night, decided to write a song about it." The song is still a favorite among followers. They designed their logo to look like the Parkway signs after checking to see if the New Jersey Highway Authority had any objections. For a while the band spent time visiting radio stations to promote their singles, recording demonstration tapes, talking to record companies. In the early days, Danny Gralick, Mark Mazur, Bobby Bandiera composed some songs individually and together. Mazur's brother Bret Mazur is a songwriter and co-wrote the Brecker Brothers song "East River." Mazur left to start his own band, Mark Mazur and the Targets, that included Mark Mesaros on bass, Dennis Diken on drums, Dave Cogswell on keyboards. Mesaros and Diken joined Pat DiNizio to form The Smithereens. Holme had hoped to someday enjoy the success achieved by artists like Fleetwood Mac and Steve Miller. Conner told a reporter, "Artists like; when their contracts run their course, they can negotiate their new ones.
The idea is to make six albums and in five years be in the same commanding position recording-wise that we have in the nightclubs right now." In the meantime, they formed a publishing company, "Shore Shot", a record label, "Thin Ice." Although the elusive big contract did not materialize, Holme was immensely popular in New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. As of 2016, Holme was playing Monday nights at D'Jais in the summer, as well as at other events off season. Singles The Garden State Parkway Boogie / Ivy Feel This Record / That's All Right Mama Just a Matter of Time / Weekend EPS Just a Matter of Time Holme Website
Holme Moss is high moorland on the border between the Holme Valley district of Kirklees in West Yorkshire and the High Peak district of Derbyshire in England. On the boundary between the West Riding of Yorkshire and Cheshire, it is just inside the boundary of the Peak District National Park; the A6024 road between Holmfirth and Longdendale crosses the moor near its highest point close to Holme Moss transmitting station's prominent mast. Water seeping from the surrounding moorland into Rake Dike is the source of the River Holme. Rake Dike rising from Kay Edge on the moor flows through the village of Holme into Brownhill Reservoir, about a mile below the moor, passes down through the Holme Valley to Huddersfield, where it flows into the River Colne; the upper part of the moor continues into Black Hill, crossed by the Pennine Way north–south footpath. Holme Moss transmitting station is the highest in England; when erected it transmitted television signals that travelled much further than its intended service area.
They were received on the Isle of Man and in parts of the Irish Republic Dublin and Wicklow. Now it provides VHF coverage for FM and DAB to a wide area around the transmitter including Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire; the FM signals operate at 250 kW from one of the most powerful transmitters in the country with reception available as far north as the Borders, as far south as Birmingham, to the east and west coasts. Emley Moor and Moorside Edge transmitters can be seen from the location. In the winter Holme Moss gets a covering of snow and the road over the moor is the first in the area to be blocked. Kirklees Highways department clears the road as far as the border with Derbyshire. Derbyshire County Council Highways Authority is responsible for clearing the southern side. Holmfirth Harriers Athletics Club organise an annual "Holme Moss Fell Race" on and around Holme Moss in the summer; the race starts at Cartworth Moor cricket ground, crosses Ramsden Clough to Holme Moss and descends to Crowden before returning via Bareholme Moss, Laddow Rocks and Black Hill.
To British cycling enthusiasts, Holme Moss has become synonymous with the A6024 which crosses the moor, between the village of Holmbridge to the north and the Woodhead Reservoir to the south. The northern side in particular is one of England's best known bicycle ascents, has acquired a reputation as among the country's more difficult climbs, it has been used for domestic competition in British road racing and mountain biking. Starting from Holmfirth, to the north, the climb is 7 km long, gaining 394 m in altitude, at an average gradient of 5.6%, although the penultimate kilometre is at a gradient of 11%. From the south, the climb starts at the junction with the A628, from where it is 4 km long, with a height gain of 274 m at an average gradient of 6.9%. Although not comparable in distance with the cols of European bicycle racing, the length and difficulty of Holme Moss relative to other British climbs has made it a frequent and popular inclusion in British races, including the Tour of Britain.
For many years the Leeds Classic race saw internationally renowned riders tackling the climb. The second stage of the 2014 Tour de France followed the route across the Pennines to Derbyshire; the leader over the summit was Blel Kadri from France