Loughborough  Leicestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Loughborough like this:

Loughborough, market town, par., and township, Leicestershire, on Loughborough Canal, 10½ miles NW. of Leicester and 115 miles from London by rail - township, pop. 14,681; town and par., 5820 ac., pop. 14,803; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Loughborough is the second town, in point of size, in the co.; it has a grammar school founded in 1495. The principal industry is the mf r. of all kinds of hosiery; there is a large bell foundry; there are also engineering and machine works, dyeworks, and brick-works; the coal trade is extensive.

Loughborough through time

Loughborough is now part of Charnwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Charnwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Loughborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loughborough, in Charnwood and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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