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Ratcliffe on Soar

"Ratcliffe-upon-Soar is a small village and parish, near the junction of the Soar and the Trent navigation, 9 miles south west of Nottingham. It has 183 inhabitants, and 1,200 acres ofland, belonging to Earl Howe, who is lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £10 11s 3d, now £71., and is now in the imcumbency of the Rev. Jno. Jas. Vaughan. It has been augmented with land at Misson, purchased with Queen Anne's bounty. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is an ancient building with nave, side aisles and tower. In the chancel are several monuments of the Sacheverell family, who had a large manor house here, but it was pulled down in 1719, except the dining room, which is now used as a barn by Mrs Hickinbotham. In 1852 a National School was created here by Lord Howe, who is also the sole supporter."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Ratcliffe on Soar - Desc.


Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2719
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Church History

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel.

This village and parish lie on the River Soar not far from the Midlands Airport, not far from the Leicestershire border. Kingston-on-Soar is just to the south. The parish covers about 1,200 acres.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Population
1801 156
1811 169
1821 168
1831 177
1841 224
1851 146
1871 151
1881 146
1891 135
1901 142
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