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Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire

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Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire

Ratcliffe on the Wreake is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is just to the north of the River Wreake, opposite East Goscote. The village is small enough not to have a parish council; instead it has a parish meeting consisting of all the electorate. Sir William Lindsay Everard lived in the Ratcliffe Hall estate. He opened Ratcliffe Aerodrome in 1930 for civil flying. Ratcliffe Aerodrome opened with a 'Grand Air Pageant' on September 6, 1930.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK6314
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
 

Other names by which Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Ratcliffe ~ Ratcliffe On The Wreak

Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ratcliffe on the Wreak, par. and vil., in co. and 7 m. NE. of Leicester, on r. Wreak, 880 ac., pop. 106; P.O.

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