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Post Office Directory 1855 for Leicestershire – Quorndon Section

“Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutlandshire” – Extracts relating to Quorn

Trade directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. Below is the Quorndon section from the Post Office’s Leicestershire Directory for 1855.

“Quorndon usually called Quorn, is a chapelry, township and suburb of Barrow-upon-Soar, near the Midland railway, on the west side of the navigable river Soar in Barrow-upon-Soar parish and Union, West Goscote Hundred, Peterborough bishopric, North Leicestershire, 1 mile south-west of Barrow-upon-Soar station 2 ½ south-east of Loughborough, 1 ½ north-west of Mount sorrel, 8 ½ north of Leicester, and 114 from London. The population, 1,876 in number, are chiefly employed in framework knitting, lace glove making, etc. The number of acres is 1,960. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued at £122, in the gift of the vicar of Barrow and incumbency of the Rev Robert Stammers MA. The church of St Bartholomew is an old building with a nave, north and south aisles, square tower, and 6 bells. There is a Baptist chapel, and others for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists; also a National and Infant school. Here are kennels and stables of the celebrated Quorn hunt, of which Sir Richard Sutton Bart., is master.
Quorndon House is the seat of Edward Basil Farnham Esq MP for the northern division of the county, and is situated to the south of the village. The Hall and the seat of Sir Richard Sutton Bart., is on the north-east. There are charities of the annual value of £60. A gas company has recently been established here, called the Quorndon and Mountsorrel Gas, Coke and Coal Company, for the purpose of lighting these towns with gas. It has added much to the comfort and convenience of the inhabitants generally, and has been a great improvement to the respective parishes. Gas is now being gradually introduced for other purposes than that of lighting, and amongst other things, it may be seen applied as a substitute for an ordinary coal fire. An apparatus of the latter description has been fitted up in the committee room of the Company’s works here.”

Baker Mrs - Gentry
Ball Elizabeth (Mrs) - Baker
Balm, Hill and Co - Lace manufacturers
Bates Isaac - Wheelwright
Bates Joseph - Wheelwright and beer retailer
Blurton Mrs - Gentry
Botheway William - Beer retailer
Bradshaw John - Surgeon
Bramley Mary (Miss) - Mistress of infant school
Briggs Charles - Farmer
Briggs Samuel - Beer retailer
Brown Mrs Elizabeth - Carrier
Callis Samuel - Shopkeeper
Camm Joseph - Miller
Cartwright John - Gentry
Carver Benjamin - Blacksmith
Chapman John - Beer retailer
Chapman Thomas - Farmer
Chapman William - Farmer
Cooke George - Shopkeeper
Cradock Thomas Esq - Gentry
Cragg Joseph - Tailor
Cragg Mary (Mrs) - Farmer
Cross Mrs Ann - Farmer
Darker John - Butcher
Dexter George - Cattle dealer
Disney George - Nail maker
Farnham Edward Basil MP - Gentry, Quorndon House
Fewkes Henry - Bricklayer
Freeman Thomas - Grocer & postmaster
Godfrey Catherine (Mrs) - Ladies school
Greaves John - Carpenter
Halford William - Publican - Blue Ball
Hall Edward - Gentry
Harris Samuel - Surgeon
Hessay Robert - Beer retailer
Highman James - Steward to Sir Richard Sutton Bart
Holmes Thomas - Publican - Bull's Head Inn and blacksmith
Hubbard Thomas - Publican - White Horse Inn
Inglesant Joseph - Gentry
Jackson Edward Philips - Surveyor and high constable for the Hundred of West Goscote
Kirbell Frederick - Land steward
Lacey Henry - Butcher
Lucas Thomas - Baker
Lynes John - Tailor
Marson William - Shoemaker
Martin Israel - Bricklayer
Martin Samuel - Bricklayer
Mee Benjamin - Shopkeeper
Messenger Thomas G - Plumber and glazier
Moore Ann (Mrs) - Farmer
Moore Elizabeth (Mrs) - Butcher
Nicol Mrs Catherine - Hosier and haberdasher
Pink William Thomas - Master of the National school
Raven Thomas - Registrar of marriages for the Quorndon district
Rennocks William - Shopkeeper
Richardson Thomas - Butcher
Rimmington John - Wooden bowl manufacturer
Robinson the Misses - Ladies school
Rumsby James - Publican - White Hart
Sanders George - Butcher
Sarson Thomas - Gentry
Sarson Thomas junr - Farmer
Sarson William - Miller
Sheffield Mary (Mrs) - Beer retailer
Shirtcliff Mr William - Gentry
Smith Charles - Farmer
Smith Mrs - Gentry
Spittlehouse John - Blacksmith
Squires Benjamin - Druggist
Staddon Rev James (Baptist) - Gentry
Stammers Rev Robert MA - Gentry
Sutton Benjamin - Shoemaker
Sutton Sir Richard, Bart - Gentry, Quorndon Hall
Tacey Mr Joseph - Gentry, Verandah Cottage
Taylor William - Hairdresser
Taylor William Johnson - Farmer
Tebbutt William - Carpenter
Trueman Thomas - Grocer & tallow chandler
Warner Thomas - Tailor
Webster Joseph - Glover maker and beer retailer
Webster William - Baker
Whattoff William - Farmer
White Thomas - Farmer
Wood Mr Henry - Gentry
Woodroffe Miss - Gentry
Woodroffe Mr Daniel - Gentry
Worrall John - Saddler

 Submitted on: 2012-06-28
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1616

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