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Ratcliffe on Soar Holy Trinity Church.JPG
Holy Trinity Church, Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Ratcliffe-on-Soar is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population141 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK495295
Civil parish
  • Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG11
Dialling code01509
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′14″N 1°15′50″W / 52.854°N 1.264°W / 52.854; -1.264Coordinates: 52°51′14″N 1°15′50″W / 52.854°N 1.264°W / 52.854; -1.264

Ratcliffe-on-Soar[1] is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire on the River Soar. It is part of the Rushcliffe district, and is the site of Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station. Nearby places are Kingston on Soar, Kegworth and Trentlock. With a population of around 100, measured at 141 in the 2011 Census,[2] the parish is too small to have a parish council and so has a parish meeting. Although the village does not contain any shops, it has a church and a marina which is often affected by severe flooding as it built on designated floodplain, just before the Soar joins the River Trent at Trentlock.[3]


Mesolithic scrapers and Neolithic flints have been found in Ratcliffe-on-Soar.[4]

Ratcliffe is one of three nearby settlements whose name preserves the Brittonic word for "ramparts" (cf. Gaelic rath ), along with Ratby and the Roman ruins at Leicester, known as Ratae Corieltauvorum.[5]

Evidence of a Roman villa and other structures has been found in the village, as well as Roman pottery.[6]

In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village is listed as Radeclive.[7]

The area was a filming location for the 2010 movie Skeletons.


The Midland Main Line runs by the village, which is served by the East Midlands Parkway railway station. A shuttle bus service runs from the railway station to East Midlands Airport.[8]


  1. ^ Sometimes also written Radcliffe-on-Soar or given as Ratcliffe-upon-Soar.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ National Rivers Authority - The Soar Valley Improvement Scheme
  4. ^ Archi UK
  5. ^ Thompson, James. The History of Leicester, from the Time of the Romans to the End of the Seventeenth Century, Appendix A: Ratæ—Roman Leicester, pp. 443 ff. J. S. Crossley (Leicester), 1849.
  6. ^ Archi UK
  7. ^ Archi UK
  8. ^ Eat Midlands Airport - By Train

External links[edit]

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