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Devonshire Square When the Devonshire Militia was quartered in Loughborough to protect lives and property from the Luddite machine the breakers they exercised in a field in Moor Lane but it was necessary to find them a parade ground. Their commanding officer, Col Desford offered to provide the labour if the parish would find the material for paving the Market Place but this offer was refused. Permission was obtained for the militia to gravel parts of Wards End and they drilled there for the remainder of their stay in town and so originated the name Devonshire Square. The Market Place remained in an unpaved boggy state until 1828 when Julius Mott, a local tradesman, raised a subscription for the paving.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Devonshire Square When the Devonshire Militia was quartered in Loughborough to protect lives and property from the Luddite machine the breakers they exercised in a field in Moor Lane but it was necessary to find them a parade ground. Their commanding officer, Col Desford offered to provide the labour if the parish would find the material for paving the Market Place but this offer was refused. Permission was obtained for the militia to gravel parts of Wards End and they drilled there for the remainder of their stay in town and so originated the name Devonshire Square. The Market Place remained in an unpaved boggy state until 1828 when Julius Mott, a local tradesman, raised a subscription for the paving.
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