Place:Quorn, Leicestershire, England

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NameQuorn
Alt namesQuorndonsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.733°N 1.167°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Quorn is a village in Leicestershire, England, situated next to the university town of Loughborough. Quorn's name was shortened from Quorndon in 1889, to avoid postal difficulties owing to its similarity to the name of another village, Quarndon, in neighbouring Derbyshire. Its original name is thought to derive from the Old English cweordun. Dun, Old English for Hill, where cweorn, Old English for millstones, are quarried.

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