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6 Loughborough Road - Quorn Vicarage from 1945 to 2010

Prior to 1945, Quorn Vicarage was a substantial house in what is now the grounds of Rawlins Upper School on High Street, (see artefact 432 and artefact 1215).

After the Reverend Henry Rumsey died in 1940, he was succeeded by the Reverend W E (‘Teddy’) Pilling. Rev Pilling moved into the old vicarage, but according to the recollections of villagers, he contracted pneumonia and blamed it on the old building being so cold and damp. He is remembered as saying “that if the diocese didn't move him out, they'd be carrying him out feet first!”

At this time, 6 Loughborough Road – then known as ‘Four Oaks’, was occupied by two brothers and their housekeeper. In 1945 the Diocese sold the old vicarage for £5,000 and Four Oaks was purchased.

This house served Quorn as the vicarage for 65 years until, together with its substantial garden and glebe land, it was sold to developers in 2010. The main house was demolished and planning permission granted for the building of several new dwellings.

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 Submitted on: 2011-05-04
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman. Thanks to Steve Iley and Rev David Bowler for pictures and information
 Artefact ID: 1240
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