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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 141 (2011)
OS grid reference SK495295
Civil parish
  • Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Shire county
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
List of places
52°52′N 1°16′W / 52.86°N 1.27°W / 52.86; -1.27Coordinates: 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, 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.


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.[3]


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.


  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. ^ 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