Place:Quorn, Leicestershire, England


Alt namesQuorndonsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates52.733°N 1.167°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
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Quorn is an upmarket village in Leicestershire, England, situated next to the university town of Loughborough. It is one of the most sought after places to live in Charnwood, known for its luxurious lifestyle and surroundings. 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. The toponym of the village's original name is thought to be derived from the Old English cweorndun, meaning "hill (dun) where millstones (cweorn) are obtained".

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