Place:Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire, England

NameRushcliffe District
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates52.9°N 1.05°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWest Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Bingham Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district from which it was formed in 1974
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district from which it was formed in 1974
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Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the Local Authority at the 2011 Census was 111,129. Its council is based in West Bridgford. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by merging the West Bridgford Urban District, the Bingham Rural District and part of Basford Rural District.

The district was named after the old Rushcliffe wapentake. Rushcliffe means "cliff where brushwood grows", from the Old English hris "brushwood" and clif "cliff".

Rushcliffe is split between an urbanised northwest, containing some suburbs of Greater Nottingham that have resisted incorporation into the city, and the south and east which is predominantly rural, and stretches to the Leicestershire border. Many of these villages lie in the Vale of Belvoir. The Grantham Canal threads from nearby Grantham through Rushcliffe to the River Trent. Villages in the Vale of Belvoir include Redmile, Hickling, Harby, Stathern and Langar. Some of these villages cross the county boundary.

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