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Ratcliffe on Soar Holy Trinity Church.JPG
Holy Trinity Church
Grid reference: SK495295
Location: 52°51’36"N, 1°16’12"W
Population: 141  (2011)
Post town: Nottingham
Postcode: NG11
Dialling code: 01509
Local Government
Council: Rushcliffe

Ratcliffe-on-Soar is a village and parish in Nottinghamshire, on the River Soar which here forms the border with Leicestershire. It 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,[1] 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 served by the East Midlands Parkway railway station. A shuttle bus service runs from the railway station to East Midlands Airport.


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