Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us
Copyright

The Slabs

The Quorn to Barrow Slabs footpath under water in the 1920s. 'Scotche Greene' or the 'Auncient Meere' is the old name for the meadow which the slabs footpath crosses. Meere being the old word for boundary. The parish boundary would have originally run from the Priest Bridge (by Quorn Hall lodge) across the Slabs meadow to the river. There are still traces of a ditch.

In a later article the Reverend wrote:
"It is well known that til 1886 the path ran from Barrow Bridge along the river for about 250 yards and then bent to the right and so across the avenue, but it had been forgotten that formerly it followed the river bank all the way to Quorn village, even going between the Hall and the river".

The path was diverted to the other side of the hall in 1788, when Quorn Hall was occupied by Hugo Meynell. The name "slabs" came from the time when Sir Richard Sutton was Master of Foxhounds (1847-1855). He maintained a private railroad siding at Barrow, where hounds and horses were loaded for transport to distant meets. He built himself a quarter mile long flagstone walk through the middle of the meadow to keep his boots dry while he walked to the train. The path at that time was paved with rough slate slabs.


 view larger image
   
 Submitted on: 2009-06-26
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 54
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own.

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view featured item
 view featured item
 view featured item
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 leave a comment

Seeking Information
Post your information request onto our notebook.

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page
 login / register