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Nottinghamshire Vol III


The township of Sutton Bonington occupies 2,184 acres about 11 miles south-west of Nottingham. It is bounded to the north-west by Kingston on Soar, to the north-east by West Leake and to the south-east by Normanton on Soar. To the west are Long Whatton (Leics.) and Kegworth (Leics.).The north-western boundary is mainly field hedges and a small part of Melton Lane. The north-eastern boundary is formed by the Kingston brook, which flows north through Kingston on Soar to the Soar. The eastern boundary is field hedges and a small stream which flows northwards to join the Kingston brook. The south-west boundary is along the Ashby de la Zouch (Leics.) to Melton Mowbray (Leics.) road via Rempstone. The river Soar forms the southern and western boundaries and is also the county boundary with Leicestershire. In the south is the hamlet of Zouch, most of which is in the parish of Sutton Bonington. The township (later civil parish) consists of two ancient parishes, originally Sutton and Bonington, which became Sutton Bonington St Anne and Sutton Bonington St Michael. They now form a united benefice. The civil parish is Sutton Bonington. No changes to either the civil or ecclesiastical boundaries other than the union of the two parishes appear to have taken place before 1974.


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