"HOLME, a parish in Southwell district, Notts; on the river Trent, adjacent to the Great Northern railway, 3½ miles N of Newark. Post town, Newark. Acres, 1,330. Real property, £1,912. Pop., 121. Houses, 26. The manor belongs to the Duke of Newcastle. Holme Hall was, in the middle of the 17th century, the residence of Lord Bellasis; and has, ever since then, been inhabited by the Wells family. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Langford, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £172. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient; consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with a tower; contains several very ancient monuments, one to Lord Bellasis, and some to the Bartons; and has, over its porch, "Nan Scott's Chamber, " to which a woman of that name fled from the great plague." [John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales." 1870-72]
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
The church is believed to have been constructed in the 14th century.
Over the church porch is a room called "Nan Scott's Chamber," where Nan Scott shut herself inside during the Great Plague of 1666. She is said to have survived the plague while most of the village died.