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T R Potter - Walks around Loughborough 1840


Had once the reputation of being the most extensively known village in England - none, certainly, ever contained so many residences of the aristocracy. But the Roman government was removed to Byzantium, and the Quorn hunt to Melton, and similar results attended each removal. The Church is very ancient, and has some remains of Saxon architecture. It contains many fine monuments. The inscription on one in the floor of the south chapel is, certainly, a fair specimen of conjugal affection:-

He first deceased - then she a little tried
To live without him - liked it not - and died.

The church-yard has an unusual share of:

"Afflictions, sore, &c,"

There are several rather sentimental epitaphs in this church-yard, particularly one that records the death of a promising boy, named Inglesant. At a short distance from the church stands the parsonage - a modern erection, in somewhat the Elizabethan style. It was erected chiefly by voluntary contributions, and is creditable to the good feeling of the inhabitants.

Quorn Hall, celebrated as having been the residence of Hugo Meynell, and other distinguished sportsmen, is beautifully situated on the banks of the Soar. An ancient house, occupied by Mr Sarson, is one of the greatest curiosities in the village. Descendants of the elder branch of the great Lord Clarendon's family reside in Quorn. Ann Hyde, the Chancellor's daughter, was married to the Duke of York, afterwards James the Second.

With this hasty notice we leave Quorn, and bring our Walks to a close

 Submitted on: 2011-08-10
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1372

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