Place:Quorndon, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesQuornsource: name change in 1899
TypeChapelry, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates52.733°N 1.167°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoWest Goscote Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Barrow upon Soar Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Charnwood District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality from 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Quorn (as it is now named) is a village in Leicestershire, England , near the university town of Loughborough. The 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 village's original name is thought to be derived from the Old English cweorndun, meaning "hill (dun) where millstones (cweorn) are obtained".

Quorndon was an urban district from 1894 until 1935. It then reverted to being a civil parish within Barrow upon Soar Rural District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Quorn, Leicestershire.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Quorndon from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"QUORNDON, a village, a township-chapelry, and a [registration] sub-district, in Barrow-upon-Soar [registration] district, Leicester. The village stands on the river Soar, 1 mile W S W of Barrow [railway] station, and 2½ S E of Loughborough; is commonly called Quorn; and has a post-office under Loughborough. The chapelry is in Barrow-upon-Soar parish, and comprises 1,990 acres. Real property: £6, 591. Population in 1851: 1,876; in 1861: 1,622. Houses: 378. [Quorndon] House is the seat of E. B. Farnham, Esq.; [Quorndon] Hall, of E. Warner, Esq.; and [Quorndon] Lodge, of R. Hole, Esq. There are gas-works for Quorndon, Mountsorrel, and Barrow-upon-Soar. There are also the kennels and stables of the Quorn hunt; and framework-knitting and lace-glove-making are carried on. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £122. Patron: the Vicar of Barrow. The church is old, was restored in 1866, and has a tower. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £60."

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