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The Old School Heritage Boards

By early 2021 the Community Room in the Old School will contain fourteen heritage boards covering many fascinating aspects of Quorn’s history. These will be available to view at any time when the Old School is open and when the Community Room is not in use.

When available, each board's content and sound file will be accessible below.

 Origins of Quorn - view PDF

Origins of Quorn
How and when Quorn developed, where the name comes from and why the village changed its name from Quorndon to Quorn.

 Quorn National School - view PDF

Quorn National School
The beginnings of Quorn St. Bartholomew’s Primary School through to 1973, looking at some characters who have taught and been taught there.

 Quorn National School - view PDF

Rawlins School
How the school started in Woodhouse in 1691, reopened in Quorn in 1892 and its development from 16 pupils to 1,600.

 The Farnhams - view PDF

The Farnham Family
The Farnhams lived in Quorn for 750 years over 21 generations and were Quorn’s principal family and local squires. Read about the effect that their presence had on the village.

 Churches and Religion - view PDF

Churches and Religion
Discover the different churches and places of worship that there have been in Quorn over the years, including several buildings that exist today but are used for other purposes.

 Shops and Trades - view PDF

Shops and Trades
A fascinating look at some of the many shops and trades that have existed in Quorn. Find out who needed dog poo and what it was used for!

 Pubs and Inns - view PDF

Pubs and Inns
Information about the unusually large number of local hostelries in Quorn.

 Industry - view PDF

In Victorian times, Quorn was regarded as an industrial village. Discover the main industries that led to this description.

Transport - view PDF

A brief history of Quorn’s varied transport links and how they evolved.

 Floods - view PDF

For centuries Quorn suffered regular and devastating floods. See how some familiar places were impacted after water levels rose.

 Floods - view PDF

Quorn Hunt
The Hunt was based in Quorn from 1753 to 1906, and whilst it is recognised that hunting is a controversial subject today, the presence of the hunt in the village had a large influence on the development of Quorn and is part of its history.

 Floods - view PDF

Leisure and Sport
Information about some of the many clubs, societies and ways in which people in Quorn enjoyed themselves, before the advent of modern features such as widespread car ownership, television and the Internet.

 World War I - view PDF

World War I
Life in Quorn during WW1 and the devasting loss of so many young men from the village.

 World War II - view PDF

World War II
How Quorn was affected by WW2, including Quorn Camp, evacuees and the secret work at Beaumanor Hall.

 Heritage Lottery Funded
Untitled Document
 Quorn History
 photograph of Quorn Souvenir China - read more
 photograph of Quorn Souvenir China - read more
 graphic - What's On in Quorn Village What's On in Quorn Village
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 graphic - Quorn Business Sponsors Quorn Business Sponsors
Village businesses that help to support this website
 child on a swing in Stafford Orchard Stafford Orchard
Information about Quorn's park in the village centre.
 old Quorn coin - quorn village museum  (external website) Quorn Village Museum
External website featuring Quorn photographs and documents.