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Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire. It has a population of about 250. [1] In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ...


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 Ratcliffe on Soar further downstream. The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Kegworth (pronounced locally as Keggoth or kegg-wuth) is a village on the River Soar, Leicestershire, England. ... Ratcliffe-on-Soar is a village in Nottinghamshire on the River Soar. ...


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The Gaskyn Family from Elvaston, Derbyshire, circa 1640. (1298 words)
Harriet GASKIN was born in 1820 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England, was christened 05 Apr 1820 in Kegworth Leicestershire England, and died in 1902 in Derbyshire England at age 82.
Charlotte GASCOIN was born in 1823 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England, was christened 30 Apr 1823 in St.Winifred's Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England, died in Jul 1852 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England at age 29, and was buried 13 Jul 1852 in St.Winifred's Kingston-on-Soar Nottinghamshire England.
John GASCOIN was born in 1825 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England, was christened 25 Sep 1825 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England, and died 04 Apr 1914 in Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire England at age 89.
Nottinghamshire: history and archaeology | Miscellaneous articles: Kingston-on-Soar: Then and now (3) (2263 words)
Kingston Hall is a splendid stone mansion in the Elizabethan style, built in 1844-5 by Edward Strutt, Esq., M.P., who in 1856, was created Lord Belper.
The Soar, which is the western boundary of the parish, was by an Act of Parliament, passed in 1776, made navigable from the Trent to Loughborough, where the canal systems join it.
To Kingston come youths and maidens from many a village and farm, for light and leading, and return as men, or women, of double value, because of their training, to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before, or to increase the bulk, and the quality of Britain's home grown food supply.
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