The word "Holme" comes from the Old English and Old Norse words for a small island or low-lying land by a river. "Pierrepont" is French for "Stone Bridge".
There is evidence that Holme Pierrepont was settled by farming communities at least as long ago as the Neolithic era. Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period have been found in the parish.
The main historic features of Holme Pierrepont are the Church of St Edmund and Holme Pierrepont Hall.
- 1086 – the place comprised a mill, 80 acres (320,000 m2) of meadow, and was worth £6.
- 1257 – Sir Henry Pierrepont marries Annora de Manvers, heir to Holme, and the name Pierrepont becomes attached to the hamlet
- 1628 – Sir Robert Pierrepont created Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull by King Charles I
- 1715 – Evelyn Pierrepont created Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull by King George I
- 1940 – Holme Pierrepoint Estate broken up and sold.
Doomsday Book Entry
Total population: 16 households (medium).
Total tax assessed: 1.5 geld units (quite small).
Head of manor: Holme Pierrepont I.
Taxable units: Taxable value 1.5 geld units.
Value: Value to lord in 1066 £6. Value to lord in 1086 £6.
Households: 14 villagers. 2 smallholders.
Ploughland: 3 ploughlands (land for). 2 lord's plough teams. 5 men's plough teams.
Other resources: Meadow 80 acres. 1 mill, value 0.25.
Lord in 1066: Thorth
Lord in 1086: Roger of Bully