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The Soar, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Soar, The, a river of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Notts. It rises on the E border of Warwickshire, runs northeastward past Whetstone and Leicester to Wanlip, receives in that neighbourhood the Wreak, proceeds thence north-north-westward past Mount Sorrel, Loughborough, Normanton, and Kegworth to the Trent, 1¼ mile E of Sawley, and over the last 6¾ miles traces the boundary between Leicestershire and Notts. Its total run is about 40 miles, and its course in some parts of the lower reaches has been shortened by cuts to facilitate navigation.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.