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CASTLE DONINGTON

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 480 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CASTLE DONINGTON, a town in the Loughborough parliamentary division of Leicestershire, England, 1232 M. N.N.W. from London, on the Trent Junction and Western branch of the Midland railway. Pop. (1901) 2514. It lies on the flank of the hills overlooking the Trent and Soar valleys. There are slight remains of the castle. The church of St Luke is a fine building of Early English and later date. Donington Park, a neighbouring mansion, was offered to refugees during the French Revolution in 183o, and Charles X. availed himself of this retreat. Hosiery, silk and baskets are manufactured. Castle Donington is 21 m. west of Kegworth station on the Midland main line. Kegworth (pop. 2078), on the Soar, has a hosiery and knitting industry.
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