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Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

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Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

Barrow upon Soar is a large village in northern Leicestershire, in the Soar Valley between Leicester and Loughborough. It has a population of around 5,000 and is part of the Charnwood local government district. It lies on the east bank of the River Soar at its confluence with the Fishpool Brook, and is just opposite the A6 from Quorn. The village is on the Midland Main Line, and Ivanhoe Line trains stop at the Barrow-upon-Soar railway station.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5717
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire

Other names by which Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Barrow ~ Barrow On Soar ~ Barrow Upon Soar ~ Barwe

Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Barrow-on-Soar, par. and township with ry. sta., N. Leicestershire, 3 miles SE. of Loughborough -- par., 9160 ac. (area of par. includes Mount Sorrell Southend, which is in another parish), pop. 6400; township, 2510 ac., pop. 2024; P.O.; has mfrs. of lace and hosiery. Bishop Beveridge (1638-1708), Oriental scholar and author, was a native.

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