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Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Loughborough, Leicestershire

Loughborough is a town within the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England. It is the seat of Charnwood Borough Council and is home to Loughborough University. The town had a population of 57,600 in 2004, making it the largest settlement in Leicestershire outside the city of Leicester. In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester.
Administrative CountyLeicestershire
Traditional CountyLeicestershire
OS GridSK5319
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01509
Population57,600 (2004)

Other names by which Loughborough, Leicestershire has been known in the past

Lieganburge ~ Lough Borrough ~ Lough Borrow ~ Loughborrow ~ Mid Division The ~ Locte ~ Lucteburne

Loughborough, Leicestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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