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Post Office Directory 1876 – Quorndon entries

Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. Below is the Quorndon section from the Post Office directory for Leicestershire for 1876.

“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, on the road from Leicester to Loughborough, in Barrow-upon-Soar parish and union, Northern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, Loughborough county court district, rural deanery of Ackley, archdeaconary of Leicester, and diocese of Peterborough, a mile south-west from Barrow-upon-Soar station, 2 ½ miles south-east from Loughborough, 8 ½ north from Leicester, and 106 ½ from London. The Church, of St Bartholomew is an old building, in the Early English style, with chancel, nave, aisles, and square tower and six bells and clock: the Farnham chapel contains many memorials of this ancient family. The register dates from the year [ ]. The living is a Vicarage, yearly value £122, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough, and held by the Rev Robert Stammers, MA of St John’s College, Cambridge. There is a National and Infant school, also a Baptist chapel, and others for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. There are charities of the yearly value of £100. A gas company has been established here, called the Quorndon and Mountsorrel Gas, Coke and Coal Company, for the purpose of lighting these towns and Barrow-upon-Soar with gas. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of hosiery and elastic web. Here are the kennels and stables of the celebrated Quorn Hunt, of which John Copeland, esq. of Goscote Hall is master. Quorndon House, is the seat of Edward Basil Farnham, esq. and is situated to the south of the village. The Hall, the seat of Edward Warner, esq, is on the north-east. The Earl of Lanesborough is the Lord of the Manor. The principal landowners are Edward Basil Farnham, esq., and Mrs Perry Herrick, and Edward Warner, esq. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and roots. The acreage is 1,990; rateable value, £8,061; the population in 1871 was 1,516."

Parish Clerk, William Phipps.

Post, Money Order and Telegraph Office, Savings Bank & Government Insurance &Annuity Office – Thomas North, postmaster. Letters are received through Loughborough at 7.30 am; dispatched thereto at 6 pm

Insurance Agent – Royal, Joseph Camm

Schools –
National, Joseph Judges, master
Infant, Miss Corlett, mistress

Carriers to:-
Loughborough – James Lovitt, Thursday
Leicester – Charles Marston, Wednesday & Saturday, returning same days

Registrar of Births & Deaths, George Bryan
Superintendent Registrar, Joseph Camm

Armstrong Henry - Private resident
Bailey Joshua - Miller, Quorndon Mill
Ball Mrs Elizabeth - Baker
Barnett Samuel - Farmer & beer retailer
Bates Joseph - Wheelwright
Bates Richard - Farmer
Beardsley William Frederick - Private resident, Soar House
Bolesworth James John - Farmer, Cheveney House
Bradshaw Mrs - Private resident
Briggs Charles - Farmer
Briggs Samuel - Publican, Blue Ball
Brown Oliver Stanley - Publican, White Horse
Burton Mrs - Private resident
Callis Samuel - Shopkeeper
Camm John - Miller and beer retailer
Camm Joseph - Superintendent registrar, Barrow Union
Camm Joseph - Manager of Quorndon & Mountsorrel Gas, Coke & Coal Co
Chapman George - Farmer
Chapman John - Beer retailer
Chapman William - Private resident
Cook William Edward - Artist
Cradock John Davys - Private resident, Quorn Court
Cradock Mrs - Private resident
Cragg Edward & Son - Saddlers
Cross Charles - Farmer
Crossle Henry J - Hosiery manufacturer
Dalby William - Joiner
Darker John - Farmer
Darker Solomon - Grocer
David Chiltirn - Manager of Co-operative Stores
Dawson Gerald Finch - Private resident, Quorn Place
Disney James - Nailmaker
Disney John - Shoe maker
Disney Samuel - Nailmaker
Dudgeon Henry Dalby - Private resident
Farnham Edward Basil - Private resident, Quorndon House
Farthing Joshua Johnson - Tanner & leather dealer
Fewkes Benjamin - Bricklayer
Fowke Miss Sarah Ann - Ladies' school
Freeman Thomas - Private resident
Gamble Thomas - Beer retailer
George Dexter - Cattle dealer
Goode William White - Private resident, Westfiled House
Greaves John - Carpenter
Hall Edward - Private resident
Harris Samuel - Private resident
Harris Samuel - Surgeon
Hole Mrs - Private resident, Quorndon Lodge
Holmes Thomas - Blacksmith
Horspool Joseph - Builder, contractor & dealer in building materials
Inglesant William - Private resident
Jenkins Joshua - Private resident
Johnson John - Shopkeeper
Kinch Thomas - Publican, King William Ivth
Lucas Thomas - Watch & clock maker & jeweller
Martin Israel - Bricklayer & draper
Mee Frederick - Farmer
Messenger and Perkins - Plumbers & glaziers and at Loughborough
Moore Charles - Hosiery manufacturer
North Thomas - Grocer, tallow chandler & postmaster
Pickering George - Saddler
Richardson John - Butcher
Richardson William - Butcher
Rowley John - Farmer
Rumsby James - Publican, White Hart
Sheffield Mrs Hannah - Publican, Bull's Head
Shephard Joseph - Beer retailer
Sibley James - Farmer, Westfield Farm
Smith Charles - Farmer
Smith Mrs - Private resident
Stammers Rev Robert MA (Vicar) - Private resident
Supper Miss Martha Jemima - Ladies' school
Sutton Charles - Shoe maker
Swain William Yalding - Painter &c
Tacey Joseph - Private resident, Verandah Cottage
Thompson Richard - Private resident
Thornton William - Tailor & draper
Ward John - Farmer & hay & straw dealer
Warner Edward JP - Private resident, The Hall
Webster Joseph - Private resident
Woodrooffe Misses - Private resident
Wright & Sons - Elastic web manufacturers, Bridge Mill
Wright Thomas & Joseph - Coal merchants

 Submitted on: 2012-09-11
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1679
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1679

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