Holme, in the Thurgarton Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, is a simplex name from Old Norse holmr ‘an island, an inland promontory, raised ground in marsh, a river-meadow’. This place is by the River Trent, and there are several other places by this name in the county.
For more information about Holme and other place-names in the East Midlands, see the Lunchtime Talk Holme from Home? East Midland Place-Names and the Story of Viking Settlement.
- Viking Names
- landscape, Nottinghamshire, place-name, river
J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 187.