"Stanford-On-Soar is a small, picturesque village and parish, one and a half miles north of Loughborough, at the point where the River Soar enters Leicestershire. It has about 140 inhabitants and 1,520 acres of land, all belonging to the Rev. Samuel Dashwood, who is both patron and incumbent of the rectory, and resides in the Hall, a modern mansion, which stands on a commanding eminence, and is surrounded by a beautifully wooded park of considerable extent. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £420, exclusive of 13 acres of ancient glebe. The church is a neat edifice embowered in thick foliage, with a handsome tower and four bells,, and dedicated to St Luke, and contains several rural monuments of the Lewis's and others. The chancel window is principally composed of stained glass. The rectory is valued in the King's books at £9 7s 8d, now £435. The worthy owner fives £5 a year to the poor of this parish, and also supports an infant school. A feast is held on the first Sunday after St Luke's day." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
This parish and village are across the border from Leicestershire, right at the point where the Soar River enters Leicestershire. It is the southern-most place in Nottinghamshire. The parish lies about 117 miles north of London, 1 mile northeast of Loughborough (in Leicestershire) and 13 miles due south of Nottingham. The parish covers 1,515 acres.
The village sits along a small stream between hills. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village is only about a mile north of the limits of Loughborough, just west of Cotes.
Glenn MANSFIELD has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2008.
You can see pictures of Stanford on Soar which are provided by: