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Holy Trinity Church, Ratcliffe-on-Soar
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Ratcliffe-on-Soar 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.
- Sometimes also written Radcliffe-on-Soar or given as Ratcliffe-upon-Soar.
- 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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