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Mount Sorrel

MOUNT SORREL, a market town in the Loughborough (Mid) parliamentary division of Leicestershire, on the river Soar, 7 m. N. of Leicester. Pop. (1901), 2417. The Sileby station on the Midland main line lies ij m. E. The position is beautiful, a steep hill, once crowned by a castle, rising above the wellwooded valley. At BARROW-UPON-SOAR, 25 m. N. (pop. 2409; Barrow and Quorn railway station), lime is worked extensively. The village of QUORNDON or QUORN, 15 m. N.W., is the headquarters of the well-known Quorn hunt. Quorndon is an urban district (pop. 2173).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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