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MOUNT SORREL

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 942 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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 12 m. E. The position is beautiful, a steep hill, once crowned by a castle, rising above the well-wooded valley. At BARROW-UPON-SOAR, 22 M. N. (pop. 2409; Barrow and Quorn railway station), lime is worked extensively. The village of QTORNDON or QUORN, 12 M. N.W., is the head-quarters of the well-known Quorn hunt. Quorndon is an urban district (pop. 2173).
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