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Normanton upon Soar, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Normanton-upon-Soar, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands on the river Soar at the boundary with Leicestershire, adjacent to the Derby and Leicester railway, 2¼ miles NNW of Loughborough, and half a mile from Hathern station on the M.R. It has a post office under Loughborough; money order office, Sutton Bonington; telegraph office, Hathern (R.S.) The parish comprises 1449 acres; population, 339. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. There are market-gardens, brickfields, and limekilns. The living is a rectory in the diocese of South-well; net value, £440 with residence. The church is old, but was restored in 1889; it is cruciform, with tower and lofty spire.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNormanton-upon-Soar St. John 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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