Quorn Sculpture Trail
There are some 25 sculptures, memorials and artefacts located around Quorn village, some very visible, some placed in quiet corners, some being historic and some modern.
Use the map in conjunction with the Walking Guide detailed below.
Travel and Parking
If visting from outside of our village, use bus stops near to the Quorndon Fox public house on Loughborough Road – bus routes 2,127, 154 and X26. There is also on-road parking at locations around much of the village, and a free public car park with bicycle racks in Station Road (LE12 8BS), opposite the shops.
Use the links on the left to find out detailed information about each sculpture, memorial or artefact.
With the exception of one sculpture which is located on private land, all of the works are accessible. They do not need to be viewed in any particular order, but if you enjoy walking it is suggested to proceed on foot from the Quorndon Fox public house.
One and half hours should be allowed to complete the walk and to view the artwork but may take longer if you wish to linger and take in more of Quorn – enjoy!
A Walking Guide based on the paragraphs below is available as a PDF which can be printed easily.
- Referring to the Location Map, head down High Street, sculptures in areas A, B, C, D, E and F can be viewed by taking short excursions into Church Lane and Church View Gardens. Do not forget to look up to take in F.
- At Quorn Cross you will see G in the Memorial Garden. Leaving the garden, turn right along Leicester Road to view H.
- Returning to Quorn Cross, turn right into Station Road and then take the Stafford Orchard entrance to view I and J, then return via the Lime Tree Avenue (itself a memorial) to view K and L.
- Leave Stafford Orchard via the large gated entrance and turn right, following the road to the right and passing the Apple Tree pub to your left into Stoop Lane. At the island junction with School Lane, view M.
- Carry on along into Soar Road following the road which turns left into Meynell Road. Turn right at Huntsmans Close (Public Right of Way) to view N.
- Leaving the area via the far right footpath, walk along Netherhall Drive into Fenny Copse Lane to re-join Meynell Road, turning right toward the roundabout to view O.
- Proceed up Barrow Road. At the top, turn left and you are shortly back at the Quorndon Fox. P is situated within the Rawlins Academy which private property and a prior appointment is required.
The above information has been collated from local knowledge, the book ‘Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland’ by Terry Cavanagh and Alison Yarrington, the Loughborough Echo, the sculptors, and David Bell – Project Coordinator LU Arts.
Thanks to Quorn Local history Group, Ivan and Gillian Bexton, Jane Hollingworth, Sue Templeman, Parish Clerk Christina Gibbs, and Geraldine Marchant who helped with the information and provided support. Any additional information or comments welcome.