Quorndon  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Quorndon like this:

QUORNDON, a village, a township-chapelry, and a sub-district, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. The village stands on the river Soar, 1 mile W S W of Barrow r. 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. Pop. in 1851, 1,876; in 1861, 1, 622. Houses, 378. Q. House is the seat of E. B. Farnham, Esq.; Q. Hall, of E. Warner, Esq.; and Q. 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 p. 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.—The sub-district contains also three other sections of Barrow parish, a township of Rothley parish, two other parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Pop., 5,089. Houses, 1, 152.

Quorndon through time

Quorndon is now part of Charnwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Charnwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Quorndon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Quorndon, in Charnwood and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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