Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Loughborough is a town in Leicestershire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Loughborough within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Loughborough in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Loughborough (or Mid) Division, The, parl. div. of Leicestershire, pop. 51,101.

Loughborough in the Domesday Book

A village in Goscote hundred, in the county of Leicestershire.

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