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Quorn Cross c1910

Dominating the Cross is the White Horse Inn, due to its central position it has always been regarded as the principal inn in the village. Although its appearance has been much altered over the years, its history can be traced back to William White of Barrow and Mary Greasley of Quorn who married in February 1654. The bride was the heir of William Greasley, Blacksmith of Quorn. Whether the young couple made their first home at the White Horse cannot be certainly known but there is some evidence that they were there in about 1663, for the registers for the Hearth Tax show that William White of Quorn had three hearths. In 1671 the premises are described as a messuage or tenement (ie a house), with close, croft, orchard, garden etc. The Reverend Kelcey writes in an edition of the Church Magazine in the early 1900s:

"It must be understood that the property includes all the ground now covered by the White Horse, Stanley cottages, the grocer's shop, butcher's shop, plumber's shop, yard, stables, factory, Institute, &c., right from the Turnpike road to the Green".


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 Submitted on: 2009-06-26
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 44
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