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Lount is a small village near Ashby-De-La-Zouchmarker in in north-west Leicestershiremarker, Englandmarker. It has a population of 50 (approx). It has no local amenities apart from a public house. The village straddles the B587 road and is situated near to the A42 road.

The village was traditionally linked to the Staunton Harold Hall estate, and made up of 17th–19th century cottages. Lount was the scene in 1760, of a death, by murder, of Earl Ferrer's steward, who had been shot, by Laurence, The Earl Ferrers, at the neighbouring village of Staunton Haroldmarker. The steward returned to his house in Lount, where he died. The last 25 years has seen several modern houses erected there.

References

  • http://www.exclassics.com/newgate/ng284.htm
  • http://real-crime.co.uk/Murder1/docl.htm#Laurence%20Shirley,%20Earl%20Ferrers
  • http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ferrers.html



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