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Stanford upon Soar, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Stanford-upon-Soar, a village and a parish in Notts, 1½ mile N of Loughborough railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Loughborough. Acreage, 1515; population, 165. The manor, with Stanford Park, belongs to the Ratcliff family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £340 with residence. The church is old, is in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and was thoroughly restored at a cost of about £7000 in 1894. It consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower in which there is a peal of six bells, four of which are ancient and two were added in 1894.

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 parishStanford-upon-Soar St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionLoughborough 

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