Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SOAR (The)

SOAR (The), a river of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Notts. It rises on the E border of Warwickshire; runs northeastward, past Whetstone and Leicester, to Wanlip; receives, in that neighbourhood, the Wreak; proceeds thence north-north-westward, past Mount-Sorrel, Loughborough, Normanton, and Kegworth, to the Trent 1½ mile E of Sawley; and, over the last 6¾ miles, traces the boundary between Leicestershire and Notts-Its total run is about 40 miles; and its course, in some parts of the lower reaches, has been shortened by cuts to facilitate navigation.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Leicestershire AncC       Nottinghamshire AncC       Warwickshire AncC
Place names: SOAR     |     SOAR THE     |     THE SOAR

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