- Ratcliffe on the Wreake
Ratcliffe on the Wreake is a village and
civil parishin the Charnwood district of Leicestershire. 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 meetingconsisting of all the electorate. Sir William Lindsay Everardlived in the Ratcliffe Hall estate. He opened Ratcliffe Aerodromein 1930 for civil flying. It was an important Air Transport Auxiliaryferry pool in World War II. [ [http://www.airclark.plus.com/RatAerodrome/Rataero.htm Ratcliffe Aerodrome History at Ratcliffe College] ]
Apart from Goscote, nearby places are
Thrussington, further up the Wreake, Syston, further down, and Sileby, to the north-west.
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