"Kingston-Upon-Soar is a small village and parish 10 miles south west by south of Nottingham, betwixt the Wolds and the Leicestershire border. It has only 194 inhabitants, and 1,300 acres of land, all belonging to the Right Hon. Edward Strutt M.P., lord of the manor, who has erected at an immense cost, a spendid stone mansion in the Elizabethan style. It is situated on a commanding eminence, and has extensive and beautiful prospects of the surrounding country. In 1848, a new school was erected, and is supported by the Right Hon. gentleman, who has also added a handsome clock to the church, and much improved the appearance of the village by the erection of several cottages in the Elizabethan style. The church, dedicated to St Winifred, was rebuilt in 1832, except the south transcept, which is very ancient, and contains a richly scultured monument of the Babyngtons, who had a large mansion here till the reign of Elizabeth, when Anthony Babyngton was attained and executed for favouring the cause of Mary Queen of Scots. The Right Hon. Edward Strutt M.P. is patron of the curacy, which is now enjoyed by the Rev. Hames Fyler. Here is a station on the Midland Counties Railway. The earliest register begins in 1657, and in the first five years we find 21 baptisms and 18 burials. The poor have the interest of £10 left by Gervase Redfern. The feast is on the first Sunday after St Luke's Day." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Kingston-on-Soar is a village and a parish only 9 miles south-east of Derby, 10 miles south-west of Nottingham city and 120 miles north of the city of London. The parish covers 1,200 acres. There are four centres of population within the parish: the village, Kinston Hall, New Kingston and Kingston Fields.
The village is on the east bank of the River Soar. Across the river is Leicestershire. If you are planning a visit:
Exit the M1 motorway at intersection #24.
I know that rail service runs by the west side of the village, but I do not know if the trains stop at Kingston. They used to stop at a station called Kegworth that was in this parish. I do know that the East Midlands Parkway opened up in 2008 at Ratcliffe on Soar, which will get you close.
You can see pictures of Kingston on Soar which are provided by:
The village holds a feast on the first Sunday after St. Luke's Day.
The railway came to this parish in 1837-40. The station was named Kegworth because there are so many Kingstons in England. At one time, over 300 trains of all kinds ran through the pairsh on a daily basis.