Kingston on Soar

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Kingston on Soar
Kingston on Soar is located in Nottinghamshire
Kingston on Soar
Kingston on Soar
Kingston on Soar shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 296 (2011)
OS grid reference SK501276
Civil parish
  • Kingston on Soar
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG11
Dialling code 01509
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Nottinghamshire
52°50′38″N 1°15′22″W / 52.844°N 1.256°W / 52.844; -1.256Coordinates: 52°50′38″N 1°15′22″W / 52.844°N 1.256°W / 52.844; -1.256

Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England. It had a population of 239 at the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 296 at the 2011 census.[2] The parish has four centres of population: the village, Kingston Hall, New Kingston and Kingston Fields.

Kingston on Soar Spring Brook
Kingston on Soar sign on village green

The River Soar does not pass through the village, but very close by to the west. At this point the Soar, flowing south to north, forms the border with Leicestershire. The Kingston Brook drains west through the village. Nearby places are Kegworth in Leicestershire and, further downstream, Ratcliffe on Soar.

There is no railway station in the village, however East Midlands Parkway opened early in 2008 at nearby Ratcliffe on Soar providing links on the Midland Main Line.

The precursor to the Midland Agricultural and Dairy College (which became the University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington Campus in the neighbouring parish of Sutton Bonington) was the Midland Dairy Institute and was located in the parish of Kingston on Soar. Stilton cheese was made along with other types at the Institute.[3] Today, the University Farm, a 445 hectares (1,100 acres) commercial research farm, partly lies in the parish, including an associated high-technology dairy centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Kingston on Soar CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Kingston on Soar, Further chapters in the history of the village. by B.W. Smith ISBN 0951619705

External links[edit]

Media related to Kingston on Soar at Wikimedia Commons