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Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

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Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

For Mount Sorrel, Wiltshire, see Broad Chalke.
DistrictCharnwood
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5814
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code0116
Population6,662 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Mountsorrel, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Mont Soar Hill ~ Montsorell ~ Mount Soar Hill ~ Mount Sorrel

Mountsorrel, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Mountsorrel, town, Leicestershire, on river Soar, 4 m. SE. of Loughborough, 680 ac., pop. 2317; P.O., T.O.; comprises Mountsorrel North End, township, Barrow upon Soar par., pop. 1272; and Mountsorrel South End, township, Rothley par., pop. 1045. Mountsorrel derives importance and prosperity from the granite quarries of the surrounding district; the quality of the stone is hard and durable, and since the opening of the Mountsorrel Granite Works it has been very extensively worked. Castle Hill, which overlooks the town, was at one time surmounted by a powerful fortress, which was finally demolished by Henry III. Mountsorrel was originally called Mount Soar Hill, from its situation on the banks of the Soar.

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