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Encyclopedia > West Leake

West Leake is a small village and civil parish (with a population of around 100) in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire. It is on the Kingston Brook, between East Leake (to the east) and Kingston to the west. 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. ... East Leake is a large village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire. ... Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire. ...


It is sufficiently small that it has a parish meeting rather than a parish council. Its population has declined from an 1853 estimate of 190 [1], when the village was owned by Lord Middleton. A parish meeting, in England, or a community meeting, in Wales, is a meeting to which all the electors in a civil parish or a Welsh community are entitled to attend. ... A parish council is a council of members of a particular parish or religious community who have a responsibility to administrate the affairs of that community. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


 
 

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