LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL
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LOUTH

Louth is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is commonly referred to as the 'Capital of the Wolds'.  Louth originated in Saxon times either side of the River Lud where it was crossed by the ancient trackway along the east edge of the Wolds.  The name derives from Hlud or Loud, referring to the fast flowing river that powered up to 13 watermills. 

 

Louth is now the largest market town in the District of East Lindsey and has a population of approximately 16,000 with approximately 7,500 properties.  At the time of the Doomsday Survey in 1086, Louth had a population of about 600 and was one of only five boroughs in Lincolnshire and of only fifty markets in England. The town boasts some fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture and has the Greenwich Meridian of zero longitude running through it. 

 

Louth is home to St. James' Church, see www.stjameschurchlouth.com, a nationally acclaimed fifteenth century perpendicular church with sixteenth century crocketted spire which rises 295 feet and is the highest parish Church of England spire in the Country. 

 

Louth also has an imposing mid-nineteenth century Town Hall which houses an imposing ballroom and the Compton theatre organ which can be viewed by clicking on this link www.nltops.co.uk 

 

To the west of Louth lies the beautiful Hubbard's Hills a picturesque steep sided valley formed by glacial melt waters.  Hubbard's Hills has Beech clad sides, a grassy floor and the river Lud flows through it.  Hubbard's Hills has been parkland since 1907 and is much loved and used for recreation and study.  On 1st April 2009 the  Hubbard's Hills Trust Ltd was formed to manage the area.  For more information about the Hill's or the Trust please visit www.hubbardshills.co.uk 

Please click the link to the left entitled Tourism to link to other web sites containing useful information on Louth and the surrounding area.

Last modified: 05/09/17