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Lount is a hamlet[1] near Ashby-De-La-Zouch in north-west Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 50 (approx). At the 2011 census the population remained less than 100 and is included in the civil parish of Staunton Harold. It has no local amenities apart from a public house. The village straddles the B587 road between Ashby and Melbourne 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 Ferrers' steward, who had been shot, by Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, at the neighbouring village of Staunton Harold. The steward returned to his house in Lount, where he died.[2][3][4] The last 25 years has seen several modern houses erected there.


  1. ^ Lount, North West Leicestershire - area information, map, walks and more Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ "The Newgate Calendar - LAURENCE, EARL FERRERS".
  3. ^ "Real-Crime.co.uk".
  4. ^ "Earl Ferrers".

Coordinates: 52°46′13.43″N 1°25′42.10″W / 52.7703972°N 1.4283611°W / 52.7703972; -1.4283611

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