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Ratcliffe on Soar Holy Trinity Church.JPG
Holy Trinity Church, Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Ratcliffe-on-Soar is located in Nottinghamshire
 Ratcliffe-on-Soar shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 119 (2001)
OS grid reference SK495295
Civil parish Ratcliffe-on-Soar
District Rushcliffe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG11
Dialling code 01509
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rushcliffe
List of places

Coordinates: 52°52′N 1°16′W / 52.86°N 1.27°W / 52.86; -1.27

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 and Trentlock. With a population of around 100, 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.


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.[2]


The Midland Main Line runs by the village, which is now served by the new East Midlands Parkway railway station. No shuttle bus service runs from the railway station to East Midlands Airport.


  1. ^ Sometimes also written Radcliffe-on-Soar or given as Ratcliffe-upon-Soar.
  2. ^ 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.

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Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 
East Midlands Parkway railway station