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Kelly's Directory 1899 – Quorndon entries

Directories are a valuable source of information for both the local and family historian. Below is the Quorndon section from one of the famous Kellys directories, ie for Leicestershire for 1899.

QUORN (formerly called Quorndon) is a township and civil parish formed out of Barrow-upon-Soar in 1868, on the west side of the navigable river Soar, on the road from Leicester to Loughborough, a mile south-west from Barrow-upon-Soar station on the main line of the Midland railway, 2 ½ miles south-east from Loughborough, 8 ½ north from Leicester and 106 ½ from London. in the Mid division of the county, West Goscote hundred, Loughborough petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of East Akeley, archdeaconry of Leicester and diocese of Peterborough.
The township is governed by a Local Board from 1864 but an Urban District Council of nine members has been established under the provision of the “Local Government Act, 1984” (56 and 57 Vic. c.73) . The village is lighted with gas by the Quorndon and Mountsorrel Gas, Coke and Coal Company from works in this parish, which also supply Barrow on Soar. Water is supplied by the Corporation of Leicester from the Swithland reservoir. The church of St. Bartholomew is an ancient building of granite, chiefly in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south or Farnham chapel, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 8 bells, five cast in 1773, one in 1777 and two in 1886: the chancel windows are stained: the east window being a memorial to Charlotte Elizabeth, the only daughter of Edward Warner esq. of Quorn Hall and another, erected by subscription, is a memorial to the Rev Robert Stammers MA, 55 years vicar of the parish (1832-1888); there are also stained windows in the aisles and the north doorway retains a good Norman arch: in the Farnham Chapel is a beautifully sculptured monument, erected by Sarah (Farnham), the late Countess of Denbigh, 1817, to several members of the Farnham family ; there are also two large marble-framed brasses with arms and inscriptions to Edward Farnham Esq of Quorndon, as well as a memorial window to Edward Farnham esq. d. 1835 and Harriett (Rhudde) his wife, to their son Edward Basil Farnham esq. of Quorndon, M.P. d. 1879, and their daughter Sarah Ann: in the church is a fine-alter tomb of alabaster, with recumbent effigies, to John Farnham, gentleman pensioner to Queen Elizabeth, d. 1587 and Dorothy his wife, besides several tombs of the 16th century to the same family: in 1887 W.E.B. Farnham esq. Presented an organ, at a cost of upwards of £600 in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee, and in 1897 an organ chamber was added by E.H. Warner esq. In memory of E Warner and Mary Anne his wife: the church has been restored since 1873, at a cost of £770 and affords 400 sittings. The registers date from 1576. Thomas Walton is mentioned in 1645 as “intending minister”. The parish of Quorndon was separated for ecclesiastical purposes from Barrow in 1757, the vicar of Barrow continuing to claim the freehold in the churchyard. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £200, including 61 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough, and held since 1892 by the Rev. Edward Foord Kelcey MA of Pembroke College, Oxford. Here are Baptist, Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and Free Methodist chapels. Charities – Hyde’s of about £28 yearly is for clothing; the Town Lands or Unknown Donors’ produces about £150 and Thomas Rawlin’s about £70; Prior’s of about £6 12s a year is given in bread on New Year’s Day; Kay’s of 30s yearly, is distributed amongst 30 poor persons attending church on that day; Miss Farnham’s of £15 and Ansted’s of £5 13s are distributed in groceries. M. Wright and Sons' elastic web factory gives employment to a large number of females. Here are the kennels and stables of the celebrated Quorn Hunt, established about 150 years ago, of which Capt. J. Burns-Hartopp J.P. of Scraptoft Hall is master; Melton Mowbray, Leicester and Loughborough are convenient places for hunting visitors. Quorn House, the seat of George Francis Farnham esq. is well situated in a park of about 100 acres south of the village. Quorn Hall, the seat of Edward Handley Warner esq. J.P. Pleasantly situated on the bank of the river Soar, was erected by one of the Farnham family as a hunting lodge, between the years 1670-80. The Earl of Lanesborough is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are William Hanley Warner esq. Mrs. Perry-Herrick of Beaumanor Park and the Earl of Lanesborough and George Francis Farnham esq. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and roots. The area is 2,193 acres of land and 27 of water; rateable value, £11,699; the population in 1891 was 1,888.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Herbert.

Post, M.O.& T.O., T.M.O., Express Delivery Parcel Post, S.B.& Insurance & Annuity Office. - Thomas North, sub-postmaster. Letters are received through Loughborough at 6.30 a.m. and 1.45p.m.; dispatched thereto at 11.30 a.m. & 6.30 & 8.10 p.m.; dispatched Sunday at 1.25 p.m.
Wall Letter Boxes. – Leicester Road, cleared at 11.25 a.m. and 6.25 p.m.; Sunday 1.20p.m. Freehold Street cleared at 11.15a.m. and 6.15p.m.; Sunday 1.00 p.m. Loughborough Road cleared at 11.35a.m. and 6.35 pm; Sunday 1.30 p.m.

Offices, Rose Cottage. Meeting day 1st Tues. in month.
Chairman, John D. Craddock
Vice-Chairman, Robert Thompson
Retire in April 1900
James Bolesworth/Thomas North/Thomas Chapman
Retire April,1901
John D. Craddock/Robert Thompson/ E.H. Warner
Retire April 1902
D.S. Hack/J.R. Robinson/Thomas Pepper
Clerk, George White
Treasurer, Joseph Kirk, Pares's Bank, Loughborough
Medical Officer of Health, Herbert Skipworth L.R.C.P. Irel. Mountsorrel
Surveyor & Sanitary Inspector, James S. Cuffling, Quorn
Collector, James Camm

Thomas Rawlins' Endowed School, Founded at Woodhouse by Thomas Rawlins in 1691,was reconstructed in 1892 under a scheme approved by the High Courts of Chancery, & removed to Quorn: the school buildings, which include a house for the master, who takes a limited number of boarders, are designed & fitted upon modern principles on a site of 6 acres, about 1 mile from Barrow-on Soar & Quorn Railway stations: the classrooms provide for about 70 pupils, & there is a detached technical building, including a manual instruction room, chemical and physical laboratories &c: the object of the school is to provide a sound middle class education on moderate terms; clerk to the trustees, W.F. Beardsley, solicitor, Loughborough; Head master, Edward Walker Hensman M.A. Of University & King's Colleges, London; assistant masters: science, Milton Walton; junior J.G. Leitch; music, V. Dearden F.C.O.; drawing R.W. Burrows; Sloyd, A.H. Leake.
National School (mixed & infants)), for about 370 children; average attendance , 77 boys, 85 girls & 165 infants; Charles Adams, master; Isabella Corlett, infant's mistress

Railway Station (Great Central), William W. Bust, station master

Omnibus from 'Bull's Head' to Midland && Great Central railway stations.
Loughborough – Charles Lovitt, daily; William Heaps Thursday & Saturday
Leicester – Crooks and Son daily & York Tuesday and Friday returning same days

Loughborough – Charles Lovitt, daily; William Heaps Thursday & Saturday
Leicester – Crooks and Son daily & York, Tuesday and Friday returning same days

Adcock Jonathan - Beer retailer & shopkeeper
Ashby Mary Ann (Mrs.) - Grazier
Backhouse William Henry - Plumber
Bates Thomas - Wheelwright
Birkin Joseph - Shopkeeper
Bolesworth James - Farmer, Cheveney House
Bonser Thomas - Shoe maker
Boyer John - Shopkeeper
Boyer Joseph - Shoe maker
Briers Joseph Arthur - Beer retailer & shopkeeper
Brown Oliver Stanley - Private resident, Wood View
Bunney Thomas - Greengrocer
Camm James - Registrar of marriages, Barrow-on-soar union & registrar of births and deaths, Barrow sub-district, collector to urban district council, & poor rate collector, manager Quorn and Mountsorrel Gas Company & insurance agent & secretary to Quorn Building Society
Carr Edward - Boot & shoe maker
Cart John Henry - Butcher
Chapman Charles - Farmer
Chapman George - Farmer
Chapman Thomas - Beer retailer
Clark Charles - Shopkeeper
Claypoole Henry - Private resident, Beacon Villa
Co-operative Stores Ltd. (John Henry Smithard - Manager)
Corah Henry - Baker
Cradock John Davys - Private resident, Quorn Court
Cuffling James - Insurance agent
Darker Solomon - Registrar of births & deaths, Quorn sub-district
Davis Kate (Mrs.) - Shopkeeper
Disney & Bancroft - Boot dealers
Disney John - Shoe maker
Ellis Joseph & Sons Ltd. - Coal merchants, Quorn Station
Everard Miss - Private resident
Facer Frank - Coffee house
Facer Henry - News agent
Farnham George Francis - Private resident, Quorn House
Fawkes Benjamin - Private resident
Fawkes William H. - Builder
Frisby George - Grocer
Gamble Charles - News agent
Gretton Miss - Private resident, Veranda Cottage
Groom William - Beer retailer & smith
Gumley Thomas - Farm bailiff to E. H. Warner esq.
Hack David Smith - Shopkeeper
Hack Hannah Mary (Miss) - Milliner & dress maker
Hands Joseph - Joiner
Hardy Arthur - Shopkeeper
Harper William - Shopkeeper
Harris & Unitt - Surgeons
Harris Samuel - Private resident
Harris Samuel - Surgeon. See Harris & Unitt
Hawker Miss - Private resident
Hensmen Edward Walker M.A. - Private resident, (headmaster) Endowed School
Hill William - Private resident
Holmes John Thomas - Blacksmith
Horspool Joseph - Builder & c
Howard John Alfred Le Mesurier - Private resident, Quorn Place
Inglesant William - Private resident
Jacques Emma (Miss) - Ladies school
James William - Painter
Kelcey Rev. Edward Foord M.A. - Private resident, (vicar)
Kinch Hephzibah (Mrs.) - King William 1V public house
Kite James Walter - Huntsman
Leslie Walter William - Saddler
Lonsdale Earl of - Private resident, Soar House and 14 &15 Carlton House Terrace & Carlton Club, London S W
Lucas Thomas - Watch maker
Martin Henry - Farmer & beer retailer
Martin Maria (Mrs.) - Draper
McAlpin Kenneth - Private resident, Surrey side
Middleton Robert - Hair dresser
Moss John - Farmer, Quorn Fields
Needham Joseph Cooper - Beer retailer & joiner
North Thomas - Grocer & Post Office
Oldham Mrs - Private resident
Paget William - Shopkeeper
Pares Mrs - Private resident
Parker Christopher Theophilus J.P. - Private resident, Quorn Lodge
Pepper Thomas - Coal merchant & farmer
Priestley George - Lamp and oil dealer
Quorn Hunt - (Captain J. Burns Hartopp master; James Walter Kite, huntsman)
Quorndon & Mountsorrel Gas - Coke & Coal Company (James Camm manager)
Revell Ettie & Haggi (Misses) - Fancy drapers
Richardson William - Butcher & farmer
Robinson James Royland - Private resident, The Laurels
Rumsey James - White Hart Public House
Sanders John - Saw mills & timber dealer
Sarson Mrs - Private resident
Sault Alfred - Bull's Head commercial inn & posting house; good billiard room
Sharpe John - Shopkeeper
Shuttleworth Jesse - Private resident
Simpson William - Butcher
Slight Jane (Mrs) - Apartments
Smith Misses - Private resident
Speight Herbert Holmes - Surveyor's clerk
Squire Archibald - Head gardener to E.H. Warner esq.
Super Mrs - Private resident
Swain Emma (Mrs.) - Painter
Swain William Yalding - Decorator & painter
Temperance Hall - Barrow Lane
Thomas Rawlins' Endowed School - (Edward Walker Hensman M.A. Headmaster; for assistant masters see previous schools section)
Thompson Robert - Private resident
Thornton William - Tailor & draper
Turner Albine Worsedale - White Hart Public House
Turner Samuel - Boot & shoe maker
Turner William - Mill manager
Unitt James Arthur - Private resident
Unitt James Arthur L.R.C.P. Edin. M.R.C.S. England - (firm Harris & Unitt), surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, Quorn district, Barrow-on -Soar union
Village Hall Company - (George White secretary)
Waddington Emma (Mrs.) - Baker
Ward John - Coal & hay & straw merchant
Warner Edward Handley D.L. J.P. Quorn Hall - Private resident
Webster Thomas - Baker
Webster William - Grocer & baker
White George - Private resident, Rose Cottage
White George - Clerk to urban district council & house & estate agent
William Kate (Miss) - Shopkeeper
Wisehall John Buxton - Shopkeeper
Woodward John Hawkes - Private resident, Westfield
Woodward John Hawkes - Farmer, West field Farm
Wright M. & Sons - Elastic web manufacturers Bridge Mill; & at Loughborough
Wright Philip - Private resident, The Hirst
Wright William - Private resident, One Ash

 Submitted on: 2023-03-01
 Submitted by: Gillian Ackers
 Artefact ID: 2520
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2520

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