This place should properly be called Mount-Soar-Hill, from the river Soar on the west side of it, over which it has a bridge, and a hill in the middle of the town. It is part in Burrow parish, and part in Rodely parish; and has two chapels formerly, though now it has but one. In the reign of Henry III it has a castle, which was besieged and demolished by the country people, who had suffered much by the excursions of the garrison. – The market is on Monday; fair, July 10.
Thurcaston is south of Mountsorrel; and at this place they shew a house where they say Bishop Latimer was born. Here is a charity-school.
Source: The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791. Vol. 5.