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Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Ratcliffe-on-Soar, a parish in Notts, on the M.R. and on the river Soar, adjacent to the confluence with the Trent, at the boundary with Derbyshire, 1½ mile N of Kegworth railway station, and 9 SW by S of Nottingham. Post town, Kegworth, under Derby; money order and telegraph office, Kegworth. Acreage, 1135; population, 135. The manor belongs to Earl Howe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £56. Patron, Earl Howe. The church, an ancient structure in the Early English and Decorated styles, was repaired in 1859 and restored in 1894. It has a square tower with octagonal spire, and contains several marble and alabaster tombs to the Sacheverells and others. The only portion now in use is the nave. The church is in great need of restoration.

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 parishRatcliffe-on-Soar Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG11
Post TownNottingham