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Quorn
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Quorn Village Centre
Population 5,177 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SK561164
Civil parish
  • Quorndon
Unitary authority
  • Charnwood
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 01509
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Loughborough
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UK
England
Leicestershire
52°44′34″N 1°10′12″W / 52.7427°N 1.1699°W / 52.7427; -1.1699Coordinates: 52°44′34″N 1°10′12″W / 52.7427°N 1.1699°W / 52.7427; -1.1699

Quorn is a village in Leicestershire, a county in the East Midlands region of England. It is situated near to the university town of Loughborough. The village's population in 2011 was 5,177.

The village was named Quorndon until 1899. The name was shortened to Quorn to avoid confusion in posting as the name was similar to the village of Quarndon in nearby Derbyshire.

Quorn is built around the old A6 road, it runs through the centre of the village. On 28 October 1991, a dual carriageway bypass opened. The building of this road took the A6 away to the north-east of the village.

Quorn, the famous meat substitute company, takes its name from the village. It began production in 1985.

The village has a heritage railway station, Quorn and Woodhouse, on the Great Central Steam Railway, a preserved railway that runs between Loughborough and Leicester. The station also serves the hamlet of Woodhouse.

Gordon Banks, former England international football goalkeeper, lived in Quorn for many years of his life.

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