Loughborough


Loughborough

      town, Charnwood borough, administrative and historic county of Leicestershire, England. It is situated near the River Soar and on the Loughborough Canal, 11 miles (17 km) northwest of Leicester. There was a settlement on the site of Loughborough before the Roman invasion of Britain, but remains from the time of Roman occupation are scanty. Loughborough is mentioned in Domesday Book (1086), and grants for markets and fairs were made to it in the 13th century, when the wool trade was an important activity in the area. Lace making later became the chief industry, but, when the lace-making machines of John Heathcoat in Loughborough were destroyed by the Luddites in 1816, the industry lost much of its local importance. Loughborough is the market centre of a fertile agricultural district, and its main industries include electrical engineering, bell founding, and hosiery manufacture. The Loughborough College of Technology became the nucleus of a new university in 1966. Pop. (2001) 55,258.

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  • Loughborough — infobox UK place static static image caption = Loughborough Carillon country = England map type= Leicestershire official name = Loughborough population = 57,600 (2004) shire district = Charnwood shire county = Leicestershire region = East… …   Wikipedia

  • Loughborough F.C. — Infobox Football club clubname = Loughborough fullname = Loughborough Athletic and Football Club nickname = shortname = founded = 1886 dissolved = 1900 ground = Athletic Ground capacity = 10,000 (approx) league = Football League Second Division… …   Wikipedia

  • Loughborough — 52° 46′ 14″ N 1° 12′ 17″ W / 52.7705, 1.2046 …   Wikipédia en Français

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