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.

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