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Encyclopedia > Rushcliffe (wapentake)

Rushcliffe was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. It was in the south of the county, on the south side of the River Trent, covering the parishes of Barton in Fabis, Bradmore, Bunny, Clifton with Glapton, Costock, East Leake, Edwalton , Gotham, Keyworth, Kingston on Soar, Normanton on Soar, Plumtree, Ratcliffe on Soar, Rempstone, Ruddington, Stanford on Soar, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Sutton Bonington, Thorpe in the Glebe, Thrumpton, West Leake, Widmerpool, Wilford, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds and Wysall. A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse, the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. ... A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Bunny is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Clifton is a village near Nottingham. ... Edwalton is a prestigious suburb to the south of Nottingham, attached and conjoined to [[West Bridgford and Gamston. ... Gotham (pronounced goat-um) is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, south of Nottingham and north-east of Kegworth. ... Keyworth is a village in Nottinghamshire about 10 km southeast of Nottingham. ... Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire. ... Normanton on Soar (known to locals as just Normanton) is a village in Nottinghamshire in England near the river Soar Nearby villages include Zouch, Sutton Bonnington and Stanford upon Soar. ... Ratcliffe-on-Soar is a village in Nottinghamshire on the River Soar. ... Ruddington is an English village situated five miles south of Nottingham in the Borough of Rushcliffe. ... Sutton Bonington is a village in the borough of Rushcliffe in South Nottinghamshire, England. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Contained within the boundaries of the wapentake is the western part of the current Rushcliffe Borough and a small area of the City of Nottingham around Clifton. Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... This article is about the English city. ...


References

  • Rushcliffe Wapentake at Vision of Britain

 
 

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