Louth  Lincolnshire


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

Louth, mun. bor., market town, par., and township, Lincolnshire, 27 miles NE. of Lincoln and 141 miles from London by rail - par., 3620 ac., pop. 10,827; bor. and township, 3250 ac., pop. 10,691; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Luda was the name given to this place in ancient times, being derived from the stream called the Lud. ...

The town was famed for the number of its monastic establishments. In modern times the trade of the town consists mainly in supplying the surrounding agricultural district with merchandise. Carpets are made, and there is some ironfounding, brewing, and carriage-making. The Louth Canal extends to the mouth of the Humber; it was constructed in 1761, at a cost of £12,000.

Louth through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Louth, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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