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Kingston on Soar Parish Council

A History of Kingston on Soar

Kingston is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) where it is called Chinestan.  This translates as “royal stone”.

The most important historical monument in the village is the Babington Chantry, in St Winifred's Church.  This was erected as a tomb canopy in 1537-38, to the memory of Sir Anthony Babington and his wife Katherine.  It was recently restored and rededicated by the Bishop of Southwell.

Two history books are available which give a more detailed history of the village.  These are: “A History of Kingston-on-Soar up to the 19th Century”, price £3, and “Kingston-on-Soar: Further Chapters in the History of an Estate Village”, price £5. Please contact the Clerk for more information.