Place:Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire, England

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NameKingston on Soar
Alt namesKingston-upon-Soarsource: Family History Library Catalog
Kingston Hallsource: settlement in parish
Kingston Fieldssource: settlement in parish
New Kingstonsource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates52.844°N 1.256°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoRushcliffe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
civil parishes of Kingston upon Soar and Ratcliffe upon Soar Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1927
Leake Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1927-1935
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe Borough of Nottinghamshire, England. It had a population of 239 at the UK census of 2001, increasing to 296 at the 2011 UK census.

The parish has four centres of population: the village, Kingston Hall, New Kingston and Kingston Fields.

The River Soar does not pass through the village, but very close by to the west. At this point the Soar, flowing south to north, forms the border with Leicestershire. The Kingston Brook drains west through the village. Nearby places are Kegworth in Leicestershire and, further downstream, Ratcliffe on Soar.

There is no railway station in the village, however East Midlands Parkway opened early in 2008 at nearby Ratcliffe on Soar providing links on the Midland Main Line.

Kingston on Soar was one of two parishes in this small and unusually-named rural district in the southwest corner of Nottinghamshire, England. It was established in 1894 and made up solely of the parishes of Kingston on Soar and Ratcliffe on Soar. Shardlow Rural District in over the county border in Derbyshire administered this area which was transferred to Leake Rural District in Nottinghamshire in 1927.

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