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Description in 1877:
"Loughborough, the second manufacturing and market town in the county, has been greatly improved and extended during the present century, and is pleasantly situated on the western side of the Soar Navigation and the Midland Railway, 11 miles N. by W. of Leicester, 15 S. by W. of Nottingham, 17 miles S. E. of Derby, and 108 N. N. W. of London, to which it was a great thoroughfare for coaches, vans &c., from the north, before the opening of the railway on which it has a commodious station. The Charnwood Forest Railway, now in the course of construction, will extend from Loughborough, by Sheepshed, to Coalville. The line will be worked by the London and North-Western Railway Company. Loughborough is a polling place, and the principal place of election for the Parliamentary representatives of the Northern Division of Leicestershire; and gives name to a Poor Law Union, and a County Court District. The navigation of the River Soar, is brought close to the east side of the town, by a canal, cut about 1776, and communicates directly with the Trent, and with Leicester and the Union Canal. A tramway , extending about 2 1/2 miles westward, to Broadhurst Hill, connected the town with Charnwood Forest Canal, which was formed about 1823, but has never been used and has long been dry. Few towns experienced a more rapid increase during the first thirty years of the present century than Loughborough; and for this increase it is indebted to the manufacture of worsted hosiery, introduced by the late Joseph Paget, Esq., and Mr. John Cook; to the spinning of mohair, a patent for which was obtained by the late Mr. Cartwright; to the great increase of cotton hosiery; and chiefly to the introduction of the lace, or bobbin net machine, by Messrs. Heathcoat and Lacey, in 1809."
WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland, 3rd Edition," 1877

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Archives & Libraries

The town had the Permanent Library in Baxtergate by 1848, with 3,500 volumes of books. The Free Library, listed below, was built in 1904 and was the gift of Andrew Carnegie. It was formally opened on 21 June, 1905

  • Loughborough Library
  • Granby Street
  • Loughborough
  • Tel: (01509) 212985
  • Fax: (01509) 610594

The Pilkington Library opened in 1980 as part of Loughborough University.

John Taylor's Bell Foundry Museum is located in Cobden Street, not far from the Charnwood Museum. It features an instructional tour on bell-making and even lets you ring different bells.

The Charnwood Museum on Granby Street is a local history museum about Loughborough history, geology, archaeology and industries.

The Old Rectory Museum is a small, 13th century stone building set in quiet surroundings on Steeple Row close to the town center. It has two stories and the upper room is only accessible by a staircase. The downstairs room has lots of interesting artefacts and information.

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Bibliography

  • DEAKIN, W A (1974), "C19 Loughborough: A Review of the Past Century", Echo Press, Loughborough.
     
  • HUMPHREY, W (1988), "Loughborough 1888-1988: The Birth of a Borough", Charnwood Borough Council.
     
  • Unknown, (1955), "Walks round Loughborough", Echo Press, Loughborough, 40 pages. Open Library: OL17431460M. Book is downloadable in PDF format from the Library.
     
  • WIX, D, HUMPHREY, W and KELL, I (1988), "Loughborough Past and Present", Ladybird, Loughborough, ISBN: 9-780721411255.
     
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Cemeteries

  • The Cemetery was formed in 1857 and is on Leicester road. It covered 7.5 acres and contained two mortuary chapels and was managed by the Loughborough and Lanpatan Burial Board.
     
  • The Cemetery was enlarged in 1892 to cover 12.5 acres.
     
  • Loughborough Cemeteries Burials Index is available on microfiche from the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. Each of five fiches covering the years 1857-1877, 1877-1891, 1891-1903, 1903-1916, 1916-1929 respectively can be obtained at a cost of £1.95 each.
     
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Census

  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print. Volumes 15, 16 and 17 covering the Loughborough Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2059
1861 R.G. 9 / 2273 thru 2275
1871 R.G. 10 / 3254 thru 3258
1891 R.G. 12 / 2514 thru 2517
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The town was divided into two ecclesiastical parishes; All Saints and Emmanuel. In 1879 a third ecclesiastical parish was added for Holy Trinity. A fourth was created when St. Peter's was added.
     
  • All Saints church was erected around the close of the 16th century.
     
  • All Saints church was completely restored in 1862-1864.
     
  • All Saints church seats about 1,000.
     
  • Emmanuel church was erected in the Decorated style and consecrated on 6 September, 1837.
     
  • Emmanuel church seats 850.
     
  • Good Shepherd grew out of a Women’s Friendly Group in Shelthorpe, a pre-war housing estate on the south side of Loughborough, in the 1930s. The church was built in 1938 as a Mission Church as part of the larger Emmanuel Parish.
     
  • Holy Trinity church was erected in 1878 in the Early Decorated style.
     
  • Holy Trinity church seats 510.
     
  • Saint Peter's ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1909, although the church wasn't completed until 1912.
     
  • Saint Peter's church is in the Decorated Gothic style.
     
  • Saint Peter's church seats 500.
     
  • A Convent for the Sisters of Providence was established during the 1800s on Park Lane. In addition to their charity work, they also maintained a day school under government inspection for the Loughborough poor.
     
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Church Records

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of East Akeley.
     
  • Registers held at the The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland include:
    Loughborough, All Saints (DE667/DE1619/DE2601)
    1. Baptisms 1538 - 1948
    2. Banns 1815 - 1853
    3. Marriages 1538 - 1978
    4. Burials 1538 - 1913
  • Nota Bene:
    1. From 1554 - 1558 no entries were made in the registers
    2. In 1838 the parish was split into 3 separate parishes
  • Loughborough, Emmanuel Parish Church (DE2594/DE4307)
    1. Baptisms 1838 - 1975
    2. Marriages 1839 - 1985
    3. Burials 1838 - 1886
  • Loughborough, Holy Trinity (DE2602)
    1. Baptisms 1879 - 1961
    2. Banns 1879 - 1972
    3. Marriages 1879 - 1955
  • Loughborough, St. Peters (DE3941/DE4162)
    1. Baptisms 1921 - 1936
    2. Marriages 1924 - 1956
    3. Burials 1912 - 1965

The Society of Genealogists holds copies of records from All Saints Parish Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, which can be studied at their library in London.

The General Baptists had a chapel in both Baxtergate (1770) and Woodgate (1881).

The Unitarians had a chapel in Victoria Road, founded in 1744.

The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel in Leicester Road, built in 1828. This was replaced with a Congregationalist Chapel built in 1908 on Frederick Street. It could seat 550.

The Roman Catholics had St. Mary's Church here on Ashby Road built in 1835 in the Italian style, with an attached graveyard. The RC Church could seat 250. This building was replaced with a new church in 1924.

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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Loughborough sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Loughborough is a village, a township and a parish. It is on the River Soar midway between Leicester city and Nottingham city and is 114 miles north of London, 11 miles north of Leicester and 17 miles south-east from Derby. The parish covered 489 acres, most of which was pasture for sheep and cattle. The parish abuts Nottinghamshire county to the north and includes the hamlets of Knightthorpe and Woodthorpe.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, from the M1, turn east at the A512 and proceed into Loughborough.
     
  • There is still passenger train service to Loughborough.
     
  • The Loughborough Community Internet Project provides a variety of local information including a genealogy page.
     
  • There are four museums in Loughborough.
     
You can see pictures of Loughborough which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Loughborough has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • In the mid-1800s the town sported woolen mills, framework knitting and bobbin-net-lace manufacturing. A great deal of coal passed through the town via the canal.
     
  • The town held fairs on 28 March, 25 April, Holy Thursday, 12th August and 13 November for horses, cows and sheep. Cheese fairs were held 24 March and 30 September.
     
  • The town had a Theater built in 1822, later purchased by the Odd Fellows to hold their meetings in.
     
  • The Town Hall and Corn Exchange were built in 1855-1856 in the Market place.
     
  • The Town has, for more than a century, been home to John Taylor and Co., long noted for some of the large bells they have cast.
     
  • The County building was built in 1860 and enlarged in 1903. The building contained a police office and the county court room.  Petty sessional hearings were held here every other Wednesday.
     
  • "About Britain" have a description and history of Loughborough on their website.
     
  • Loughborough is in the Borough of Charnwood whose heritage page provides information on museums, war memorial and the carrilon.
     
  • Ian JESSIMAN has written a paper entitled "A General Study of the Plague in England 1539-1640 With a Specific Reference to Loughborough".
     
  • In August, 2006, the BBC reported that workmen in Loughborough discovered a secret living chamber dug and built under a house. The house had once belonged to John HEATHCOTE who had invited the fury of the Luddites after inventing a lace-making machine in the early 1800s. It is unknown if the chambers were ever used as HEATHCOTE and his family fled to Devon after a Luddite uprising in Loughborough in 1816.
     
  • Loughborough holds an annual family event called "Loughborough by the Sea", usually around the second week in August. They truck in about 12 tons of sand to the Market Place and stalls are set up for marketing goods and souvenirs. Pull up a beach chair and watch the children build sand castles.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK537196 (Lat/Lon: 52.771331, -1.205481), Loughborough which are provided by:

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Medical Records

Loughborougrh and District General Hospital and Dispensary, in Baxter gate, was established in 1819 and was rebuilt in 1862. Built of white brick, It was enlarged in 1888 and 1896.  The King Edward VII memorial ward for children was built and presented in 1911.

When the First World War broke out in August 1914 Loughborough General Hospital, like many other hospitals in the UK, was designated as an Auxiliary Military Hospital, with its primary function the treatment of wounded soldiers. Forty-two women from Loughborough became VAD members of the Red Cross and served in the military wards at the hospital in Baxter Gate. Twenty-seven gave their services for the entire duration of the war. Fifteen more volunteers joined between 1916 and 1918. Two of the VAD assistants, Miss Jessie ABBOUT and Mrs. Annie BALDWIN, each gave 5,450 hours of their time over the war years.

There is a list of the VAD workers at the Loughborough Roll of Honour website.

Hospitals were not obliged to archive patient records, but the archive office will hold management and accounting records and, perhaps, some photographs.

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Military History

  • In 1881, the 1st Leicestershire Rifle Volunteers, H Company, had its headquarters at the Corn Exchange. Captain W. WHITE commanding.
     
  • In 1912, the 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, H Company, had its headquarters at the Drill Hall in Granby Street. Lt.-Col. G. GERMAN, commanding; Srgt.-Major Edward SMITH, drill instructor. Lt.-Col GERMAN commanded this unit from 1908 into 1913.
     
  • Also in 1912, the C Squadron of the Prince Albert's own Leicestershire Yeomanry had its headquarters at Toothill road. Major W. F. MARTIN, commanding; Srgt-Major George Charles PARKER, drill instructor.
     
  • In 1912, Captain William Howley Beaumont HEYGATE lived in Loughborough. He was retired from the Royal Artillery. He was born in May, 1854 in London and died in 1928 in Bournemouth, Dorset.
     
  • In the Queen's Park is a tower, containing 47 bells, erected in memory of the Loughborough men who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. It was unveiled on July 2nd, 1923, by Field-Marshal Sir William E. ROBERTSON, baronet.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the War Memorial Carillon in Queen's Park on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2015.
     
  • Loughborough was bombed by German Zeppelins around 8pm on 31 January 1916. The BBC has an article on the attack.
     
  • There are 61 Commonwealth War Graves in the Leicester Road Cemetery.
     
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Military Records

For background information, visit the Loughborough Roll of Honour site.

The names on the War Memorial (provided at: Leicestershire War Memorial #676) and the Roll of Honour site (above) are:
  ("+" = World War 2):

  1. Walter Ernest Abell
  2. Bernard Eric Adams +
  3. Harry Bernard Adams
  4. Fred Adcock
  5. William Adcock
  6. Wilfred Derek Adkin +
  7. George William Ainsworth
  8. Alfred George Aldridge
  9. John Allen
  10. Percy Herbert Allen
  11. Walter Allen
  12. B. Allwood +
  13. Edwin Angrave
  14. George Randall Angrave
  15. Herbert Angrave
  16. Thomas Edward Angrave
  17. Walter Armstrong
  18. John Thomas Attenborough
  19. Roland Austin
  20. Matthew Taylor Aves
  21. Henry Bacchus
  22. Robert Bacchus
  23. Albert Edward Bacon
  24. Charles Ernest Bailey
  25. Harry Bailey
  26. Rowland James Baker
  27. Charles Frederick Ball
  28. G. E. Ball
  29. Albert Ernest Barker
  30. Harold George Barker
  31. Reginald Horace Barker
  32. George William Barnett
  33. William Barnett
  34. Edward Barradell
  35. George Henry Barradell
  36. Charles Ernest Barrett
  37. Walter Barrett
  38. Howard Cyril Barrow
  39. Eric Graham Barsby
  40. John Ernest Barsby
  41. George Barson
  42. Peter Vincent Barthel +
  43. George Henry Bassford
  44. Charles Roland James Baxter
  45. Albert William Beadman
  46. Henry James Beasley +
  47. Herbert Beaver
  48. Alfred Beck
  49. Herbert Beck +
  50. G. Beech +
  51. John Keith Bennett
  52. Charles Sidney Bennett
  53. George Bennett
  54. John Keith Bennett +
  55. Frank Benskin
  56. Sidney Frederick Benson
  57. Donovan Vernon Craigie Bentley +
  58. Arthur Bexon
  59. Alfred Biddles
  60. James Henry Biddles Jnr.
  61. James Henry Biddles Snr.
  62. Alfred Mons Billings +
  63. M. Billings +
  64. Harold Kenneth Bintcliffe +
  65. John Birch
  66. Frederick Bird
  67. Robert Birkin
  68. Ronald Birkin +
  69. Frederick Bishop
  70. F. W. Black +
  71. John Arthur Black
  72. Thomas William Blackwell
  73. William Blood
  74. Leslie Blyth +
  75. George Edward Blythe +
  76. Bernard Walter Bombroff
  77. Ernest William Bonser
  78. Fergus O'Connor Bonser
  79. Tomas Fergus Christopher Bonser
  80. Hector Robinson Booth
  81. Ernest Dowell Gee Bosomworth +
  82. William John Bottrill
  83. William Edgar Bourne
  84. Sidney Alfred Bowler
  85. Alfred Thomas Bradbury +
  86. Eric Bradshaw +
  87. George Henry Bradshaw
  88. Stanley Bradshaw
  89. John Tom (Thomas?) Bradwick
  90. Albert Bramley
  91. Gilman Bramley
  92. John Henry Bramley
  93. Horace Brant +
  94. John Edward Bregazzi +
  95. John William Briggs
  96. George Harold Bright
  97. John Kenneth 'Ken' Brompton +
  98. Alec Brookes
  99. Ernest Albert Brookes +
  100. F. Brooks
  101. Walter Brooks +
  102. Joseph Brown
  103. Herbert Browton
  104. John Douglas Bruin +
  105. Douglas John Bryan
  106. Ronald Bryan +
  107. Robert Arthur Buckey +
  108. Lawrence William Bunney
  109. Patrick Gifford Burder +
  110. William Burnham
  111. Michael Bury +
  112. Thomas Arthur Butler
  113. Albert Leonard Callis
  114. Frederick Cameron +
  115. James Carey
  116. Clifford Carpendale +
  117. Francis Bird Carter
  118. William Francis Cavers
  119. John Gregory Chambers
  120. Peter Gregory Chambers
  121. Thomas William Chambers +
  122. Arthur Donald Chapman
  123. Bertie Mayhew Chapman
  124. Hubert Frank Chapman
  125. John Theophilus Chapman
  126. Harry Chatwin
  127. J. Chawnor
  128. Arthur Chell +
  129. Walter Chester +
  130. Herbert Childs
  131. Peter Chubb +
  132. Everard Bernard Clarke
  133. Hilary Calvert Clarke
  134. John Clarke
  135. John Edward Clarke
  136. William Frederick Clarke
  137. Patrick Close +
  138. George Clowes
  139. George Cockerill
  140. Matthew Cockerill
  141. Albert Edward Coleman +
  142. John James Collington
  143. Frank Alfred Collumbell
  144. William Edgar Collumbell
  145. John Coltman +
  146. Albert Edgar Cooling
  147. Frank Cooper
  148. Frank Soars Cooper
  149. Frederick Oliver Cooper
  150. George Henry Copson
  151. Sydney Corah
  152. William Ernest Hoe Corah
  153. Charles Corbett
  154. Cris Burrows Cotton
  155. Albert Ernest Coulson
  156. Frank Coulson
  157. Herbert Hart Court
  158. Edwin Francis Cowley
  159. Joseph Cross
  160. Patrick William Cullen
  161. Robert Cullen
  162. Arthur Cunningham
  163. Arthur Cunningham
  164. Percy Cunningham
  165. Harry Cunnington
  166. Frank Joseph Cuthbertson
  167. Harry Cutts
  168. Percy Godfrey Dakin
  169. Frederick Ernest Dalby +
  170. Horace Henry Dalby
  171. William Dalby
  172. J. A. Dale +
  173. William Dann
  174. Albert James Darter
  175. Gordon Walter Davidson +
  176. Arnold Ernest Davies +
  177. David Wyndham Davies +
  178. Frederick Davies +
  179. Wilfred Davies
  180. William Davies
  181. Ernest Davison
  182. Arthur Leonard Dawson
  183. George Edward Dean
  184. Charles Arthur De Ville
  185. Arthur Vernon De-Hayes +
  186. James Parker Denike +
  187. Edward Patrick Deville +
  188. David (Sonnie) Dewar
  189. Lancelot John Austen Dewar
  190. Bertie M. Diggle
  191. Walter Dilkes
  192. Walter Chamberlin Doidge
  193. John Dolphin
  194. William Dolphin
  195. Stephen Nelson Dougan +
  196. Lionel Dowding
  197. Mark Downs +
  198. Tom Drury
  199. Albert Victor Duckitt
  200. Basil Leslie Duesbury +
  201. Arthur Dunn
  202. Walter Thomas Dunning +
  203. John Bernard Eastman +
  204. John Henry Eaton
  205. Joseph Edmund Edwards +
  206. Albert Edward Eggleston
  207. Enoch Elliott
  208. John Nahum Elliott
  209. Henry David Ellis
  210. Reginald Staynes Elsom +
  211. Sidney H. Elyard +
  212. Harry Bernard Emerson
  213. Arthur Laban Evans +
  214. G. G. Fail +
  215. William Edgar Fallows
  216. Edgar Faulks
  217. Herbert Arthur Faulks
  218. Philip Albert Faulks
  219. Arthur Merton Fisher
  220. Frederick Albert Fisher
  221. James Frederick Lorimer Fison
  222. Alfred George Fletcher
  223. Frank Charles Fletcher
  224. George Maltby Fletcher
  225. James Farmer Fletcher
  226. Herbert Edward Flint
  227. Leslie Flowers +
  228. Henry Bradley Folkes
  229. William Amos Ford
  230. Charles Henry Foster +
  231. Sydney Herbert George Francis +
  232. James Freestone
  233. Alfred Leonard French
  234. Charles Friday
  235. Arthur Froggatt
  236. Richard John Fry +
  237. John Severn Fuller
  238. Gilbert Samuel Gadsby +
  239. Ernest James John Ganley
  240. H. Garner +
  241. John Eli Gay
  242. Edward Henry Genever
  243. John Henry Gibbins
  244. Herbert Douglas Gibbons +
  245. John H. William Gilbert +
  246. George Giles
  247. Sidney Lewis Gilks
  248. Harry Gledhill +
  249. John Henry Gimson
  250. Walter Stanley Gimson
  251. Harry Gledhill
  252. John Marshall Glover
  253. John William Godber
  254. Noel Herbert Godkin +
  255. Walter Gould
  256. Herbert Goulden
  257. Lewis Granger +
  258. Ernest Albert Grant
  259. Fred William Grant
  260. Samuel David Grant
  261. Richard Thomas Grapes +
  262. Thomas Bertie Graves
  263. Thomas Gray
  264. Albert Charles Green
  265. Alfred G Green +
  266. Alfred William Green
  267. David Green
  268. John Henry (Jack) Green +
  269. Leonard Green +
  270. Richard Green
  271. W. Green +
  272. Charles Matthew Grimbley
  273. Henry Arthur Grudgings
  274. Thomas Cyril Guest
  275. Walter Craig Gunn
  276. John Frederick Gutheridge
  277. Irene Elsie May Guy +
  278. Henry (Harry) Hack
  279. Frederick Arthur William Hague
  280. George Hague
  281. Leonard Gibson Hague
  282. Edward Sydney Herbert Haigh
  283. Joseph Reginald Haigh
  284. Walter Bertram Haigh
  285. Thomas Haines +
  286. Charles Eric Hall +
  287. Fredrick Hall
  288. Percy Hall
  289. Wilfred Hall
  290. Henry Hallam
  291. Jeffrey Hallam +
  292. James Hamilton
  293. Walter Hammond
  294. Louis William Hancock +
  295. Albert Frederick Hancox
  296. Arthur Handley
  297. Albert William Hanford
  298. Raymund Joseph Hannan +
  299. William Dean Hanson
  300. William Ernest Harbidge +
  301. Cecil Hemslie Harding +
  302. Leslie George Hardy
  303. Charles Henry Harris
  304. John Joseph Harris
  305. Samuel Halford Hartland
  306. William Herbert Hartland
  307. Everard Clarence Harvey
  308. John Albert Harvey
  309. John Robert Harvey +
  310. Victor Harvey +
  311. Albert Henry Hawes +
  312. Gilbert Edwin Hawker
  313. Arthur Hayes
  314. Herbert Haywood
  315. John Bernard Hebditch +
  316. George Walter Hemstock
  317. Reginald Henman
  318. E. L. Henson
  319. Frank Henson
  320. Leonard Henson
  321. Randall Henson
  322. Claud Raymond Heygate
  323. Arnold Hickling
  324. Cyril Norman Hicklin
  325. John Thomas Hickling
  326. T. Highton +
  327. John Henry Hill
  328. John Samuel Hill
  329. Leonard Raymond Hilsdon +
  330. Harold Hipkins
  331. Albert Hitherby
  332. Ernest (Dick) Hitherley
  333. John Albert Hitherley
  334. Thomas Hoe
  335. Arthur Leslie Holland +
  336. Fred Holland
  337. A. Holmes
  338. Charles Sidney Holmes
  339. Harry Holmes
  340. Stephen Thomas Holt
  341. William Leslie Holt
  342. Harry Hopewell
  343. Ernest Hopkins
  344. Joseph Tom Hopkins
  345. Tom Edgar Houlson
  346. Cephas Howard
  347. Harry Howard
  348. Arnold Edward Howlett +
  349. James Howlett
  350. Donald Frank Hubbard +
  351. Jack Hubbard +
  352. Cyril Hudson +
  353. Stephen Hudson +
  354. Thomas Hudson
  355. Frank Hueck
  356. William Caleb Hulin
  357. John Hull +
  358. Walter Hull
  359. Thomas Leslie Hurst +
  360. Geoffrey Hutt +
  361. Thomas Hutton
  362. George Alfred Ireland
  363. Joseph Thomas Ireland
  364. Maurice Frank Ireland +
  365. Reginald Roberts Irlam
  366. William Harriman Jackson
  367. Eric Ivo Jacques
  368. John Newton Jacques
  369. Albert Leonard James
  370. Stanley James +
  371. William Henry James
  372. Bernard Jarram
  373. Ernest Jarram
  374. Sydney Jeffs
  375. William Frederick Jelley
  376. John Jennison +
  377. Joseph Jerrison
  378. R. John +
  379. W. R. Johns +
  380. Ernest Francis Johnson
  381. George Herbert Johnson +
  382. Leslie Ralph Johnson +
  383. Joseph Edward Johnson
  384. Herbert Jones
  385. Percy Spencer Jones
  386. Randolph Cecil Jones
  387. Ernest Cato Kealey
  388. Henry Percy Kealey
  389. Albert Edward Keightley
  390. Percival Frederick Keightley
  391. Ernest Patrick Kelly
  392. James Kelly
  393. Philip Arthur Kennison +
  394. William Francis Kent
  395. Frederick Kerr
  396. Horace James Kerr
  397. Arthur Kidger
  398. Ernest Watts Kidger
  399. John James Bernard Kidger
  400. Ernest King
  401. Reginald Ernest King +
  402. Charles William Kirk
  403. George Eric Kirk +
  404. Earl Allan Knight +
  405. George Knight
  406. Herbert Knight
  407. Edward (Ted) Lacey
  408. Charles Edward Lancaster
  409. Francis William Landon
  410. J. Landon
  411. Richard Albert Farmer Lane
  412. George Lattimore
  413. John Charles (Charlie) Lawrence
  414. James Lawrenson
  415. Douglas Leatherland +
  416. A. Leavesley
  417. Ernest Arthur Leavesley
  418. Dennis Morton Lee +
  419. George Ernest Lee
  420. Samuel Lees
  421. Alexander William Leslie
  422. Donald Lester +
  423. Fred Lester
  424. Isaac Lester
  425. M. Lester
  426. Philip Frederick Lill +
  427. John Horace Lindley +
  428. George Lindsey +
  429. J. Lingwood +
  430. Jenkin Lloyd +
  431. Cecil Ernest Loader
  432. Neville Cecil Loader +
  433. Charles Geoffrey Loades +
  434. James Loftus +
  435. Arthur Longson +
  436. Hcm? Lovell
  437. John Thomas Ludlam
  438. Lawrence C. Ludlam
  439. Edward Ralph Lumley +
  440. Alexander MacIntosh
  441. Eric Alfred Main +
  442. Alfred Manley
  443. Horace Manley
  444. Reginald Frank Manning
  445. William Manning
  446. Edward Manton
  447. Edward Revell Marriott
  448. Thomas Marshall
  449. John William Mason
  450. Peter Edward Mason +
  451. George Harry Matthews
  452. Robert Mayson
  453. A Mee
  454. Bernard Albert Mee
  455. Charles Arthur Mee
  456. Frederick Arthur Mee
  457. George Walter Frederick Mee
  458. James William Mellors
  459. Morton Metcalfe
  460. Arthur Miller
  461. James Acquilla Kilgour Miller +
  462. Natie Miller +
  463. John William Kilgour Miller +
  464. George Henry Mills
  465. Henry (Harry) Mitchell
  466. Arthur Monk
  467. George William Monk
  468. John Monk
  469. Harry Wood Moore
  470. Herbert Bolton Moore
  471. William Arthur Moorhouse
  472. Frederick Walter Moss
  473. Gerald Alec Moss
  474. Howard James Harding Moss
  475. Harry Mounteney
  476. Charles Henry Mowbray
  477. A. L. Mulholland +
  478. John Henry Mulholland
  479. Roy Clayton Alford Mullis +
  480. Walter Murdoch
  481. Stuart Murray +
  482. Leonard Musson
  483. Claude Ronald Nash +
  484. Frederick Lionel Nash
  485. Herbert Manico Nash
  486. Albert Edward Neal +
  487. Andrew Claude Needham +
  488. Frank Needham +
  489. Thomas Needham
  490. Zach Needham +
  491. Arthur Newbold
  492. Bertie Newbold
  493. Arthur Newbon
  494. Stanley Newby +
  495. Ernest Newton
  496. Roland (Ronald?) Charles Nobes +
  497. Arthur North
  498. Eric Arthur North
  499. Percy North
  500. Thomas Alfred Oliver
  501. Percy Onion
  502. Colin Herbert Orton
  503. Harold Orton +
  504. Herbert Orton Jnr.
  505. Henry Fred Osborn
  506. Ernest Leslie Oswin
  507. John Edward Oswin +
  508. Raymond Ottey +
  509. R. Overton +
  510. Charles E. William Page
  511. Gerald Lewis Paget
  512. Peter William Paget +
  513. Arthur Frederick Palmer
  514. Edwin Palmer
  515. Thomas Palmer
  516. Alfred John Paltridge
  517. George Charles Parker
  518. Harry Parkinson
  519. Ivor John Parkinson
  520. Alfred John Parr
  521. Frank Parrott
  522. Harold Cubiss Partridge
  523. Thomas Bond Paul
  524. Alfred Herbert Payne +
  525. Geoffrey Oswald Payne +
  526. Edward Vernon Peacock +
  527. Albert Peak
  528. George Thomas Pears
  529. John James Pears
  530. James Pearson
  531. Sydney Peat +
  532. John Herbert Peaty +
  533. John Geoffrey Peberdy +
  534. Lawrence Peel
  535. James William Pegg +
  536. Kenneth Pepper +
  537. Samuel Pepper +
  538. Thomas Pepper
  539. Charles Percival
  540. Enoch Percival
  541. Joseph William Percival
  542. Albert Perkins
  543. Norman George Perkins
  544. James Bullimore Phillips
  545. Owen Phillips
  546. Leonard George Arthur (Phipps) Pilkington
  547. John Herbert (Phipps) Pilkington
  548. J. C. Pitt +
  549. Francis Burton Pitts
  550. Edward Stephen Plumb
  551. John Thomas A. Pollard +
  552. James William Ponsford
  553. Richard Maurice Poole
  554. John Potter
  555. John Humphrey Powell
  556. William Ernest Powell +
  557. Alexander Philip Price +
  558. Harold Edwin Price
  559. Albert J. Priestley +
  560. Christopher Priestley
  561. Frank Priestley +
  562. John Norman Priestley +
  563. John Peter Priestley +
  564. John (Jack) Sutton Priestley
  565. James Prime
  566. Charles Edgar Pritchard
  567. Harold Heafford Proudfoot
  568. Frederick James Purdy +
  569. Albert (Bert) William Howard Purnell
  570. John Herbert Putt
  571. John Francis Anthony Rayns +
  572. Leonard Redfern +
  573. Cyril Redman +
  574. Ernest John Watts Reed +
  575. Clifford William Rees +
  576. Hubert William Reynolds
  577. Horace Richards
  578. Henry Arthur Richardson
  579. George Stephen Roadley +
  580. Samuel Robbins
  581. George Roberts
  582. Albert Robey
  583. Thomas Robey
  584. Frederick Henry Robinson
  585. Walter George Robinson
  586. Alfred Rodgers
  587. Clifford William Roe +
  588. Jack Roe +
  589. Phillip Neville Rolfe +
  590. Thomas Anselo Ronchetti +
  591. William Arthur Routledge
  592. Albert Rowbotham
  593. George Rue
  594. Thomas Rushton +
  595. George William Russell +
  596. Harold M. Russell
  597. Michael Russell
  598. George Ryder +
  599. George Frederick Sales
  600. George Frederick Sanderson +
  601. Frank Savage
  602. Rudolf (Richard) Schmidt
  603. Cecil Edward Screaton
  604. Herbert Spencer Screaton
  605. Thomas Thorold Screaton
  606. Walter Sellars
  607. Francis Arthur Sharpe
  608. Herbert Sharpe
  609. Thomas William B. Sharpe
  610. Walter Sharp(e)
  611. Frederick George Sharrard
  612. William Shephard
  613. Frederick Gordon Shepherd +
  614. Harold Shepherd +
  615. Thomas Joseph Sherriff
  616. Allen Simmons
  617. Arthur Simmons +
  618. Frederick Simmons
  619. Harold Simmons
  620. John Adrian Simmons
  621. Gerald Horace Austin Simpkin
  622. Robert Charles Simpson
  623. G. H. Slater +
  624. Charles Horace Slater
  625. Alec Smalley +
  626. Harry Smalley
  627. Thomas Smalley
  628. Bertie Joseph Smith
  629. Charles James Smith +
  630. Francis Smith +
  631. Frederick Augustus Smith
  632. Herbert Smith
  633. James Albert Smith +
  634. John Smith
  635. John William Smith
  636. Reginald Smith +
  637. Sidney Smith +
  638. Walter Albert Smith
  639. William Smith +
  640. George Thomas Smythe
  641. Frederick Snow
  642. William Henry Soars +
  643. George Somerville +
  644. John Elias Sparkes +
  645. Bramford Sparrow
  646. Maurice Spence +
  647. Leonard Spencer +
  648. Sidney Spencer
  649. Timothy Spencer
  650. David Spicer
  651. Thomas Spicer +
  652. Wilfred Roland Spiers +
  653. William Henry Spinks
  654. Charles Edward Squires
  655. Frederick Squires
  656. James Henry Squires
  657. Thomas William Squires
  658. William Squires +
  659. Albert Stanford
  660. George Staniland
  661. Anthony Martin Stanton +
  662. Joseph Francis Starbuck
  663. Edward Start
  664. Harry Stenson
  665. Albert Edward Stevens
  666. Arthur Stevenson
  667. Frank Bradley Stevenson
  668. George Harry Bradley Stevenson
  669. Owen Moore Stevenson +
  670. Silas Stevenson
  671. Albert Edgley Stockwell
  672. Wilfred Stokes
  673. Herbert Thomas Stone
  674. William Storey
  675. John William Stubbs
  676. Walter Stubbs
  677. Benjamin William Sturgis
  678. Bernard Sutton
  679. Thomas Sutton
  680. William Sutton
  681. William Richard Sutton +
  682. Archibald David Swann
  683. John Henry Potter Swann
  684. John Alexander Swift +
  685. James Henry Tailby
  686. Wilfred Ernest Talton
  687. Albert Henry Taylor
  688. Alfred Hall Taylor
  689. Archibald William Taylor +
  690. Arnold Bradley Taylor
  691. George William Marchant Taylor
  692. Gerard Bardsley Taylor
  693. John Morton Taylor
  694. John William Taylor
  695. Francis Henry Tebbutt
  696. Lorwerth Leuan Thomas +
  697. Reginald Herbert Patrick Thomas +
  698. Geoffrey Peirce Thompson +
  699. Harry Thompson +
  700. John Edward Thompson
  701. Samuel Thompson
  702. Charles Thorne
  703. Albert Thornett +
  704. Edwin Thornewell +
  705. Alfred Thorneycroft +
  706. Leonard Thornton
  707. Charles Clarence Thorpe
  708. Thomas Allen Thorpe
  709. Thomas Rock Timperley
  710. Lacey Anthony Tingle +
  711. Roland Ernest Tivey +
  712. Eric Reginald Todd +
  713. George Tomlinson
  714. Richard Forman Tomlinso
  715. Frederick Bradley Tooley
  716. Herbert Topham
  717. Laurence Frederick Towell +
  718. Reginald Ernest Trease
  719. Edward Charles Trussell
  720. Kenneth Glendor Llewellyn Tudor +
  721. George Archie Turner
  722. Roger Bingham Turner
  723. George William Tuson +
  724. William Henry Valentine Tustain
  725. C. W. Tyler
  726. James Tyler
  727. John Henry Tyler
  728. William Tyler
  729. Herbert Bernard Unwin
  730. Ronald Unwin
  731. Joseph Arthur Upton
  732. Joseph William Utting +
  733. John Lawrence Varley
  734. Arthur John Vesty
  735. Kenneth Jesson Vick
  736. Sidney Wade
  737. David Noel Wain
  738. Donald Eli Wain +
  739. John Arthur Wain
  740. George Lawton Wainwright
  741. Ernest Wakefield
  742. John Waldron
  743. Frank Edwin Waldron +
  744. Albert Walker
  745. Arthur Sampey Walker
  746. Arthur William Walker
  747. Cecil Walker
  748. Eric Shearstone Walker +
  749. John Walker
  750. Wilson Walker
  751. Percy Wall
  752. Cyril Herbert Walton +
  753. Frank Poole Ward
  754. George Arthur Ward
  755. Herbert (Bert) William Ward
  756. James Utting Ward
  757. Arthur Wareham
  758. Henry Wareham
  759. Walter Bernard Waring
  760. George Arthur Waterfield
  761. Alfred Watson
  762. Edward Watson
  763. Arthur Watts +
  764. William Webster
  765. Ronald Weldon +
  766. Reginald Wells
  767. William (Billie) Wesley
  768. Frederick West
  769. Frederick West
  770. A. L. Westacott +
  771. Thomas Weston +
  772. Walter Charles Whatnall
  773. John Charles Wheatley
  774. Ronald Wheatley +
  775. Albert William Whitaker
  776. Arthur Whitbread
  777. Robert Edward George Whitby +
  778. Fred Whitcroft
  779. Hubert Ronald White
  780. William Henry White
  781. Robert John Frederick Whitehead +
  782. Sidney Whiteman
  783. Ernest William Whitesmith
  784. Albert William Whittaker
  785. Charles Robert Whitworth +
  786. Herbert Walker Widdowson
  787. Joseph (Joe) Spencer Wild
  788. John William Wilkins
  789. Albert Wilkinson
  790. J. H. Wilkinson
  791. Ronald Wilkinson
  792. Fred Williams +
  793. Alban Noel Wills
  794. Arthur Wilson
  795. D. Wilson +
  796. Douglas Wilson +
  797. Fred Wilson +
  798. Frederick Wilson
  799. John Hardy Wilson
  800. W. Wilson
  801. George Frederick Witherbed +
  802. Jack Wolffe +
  803. Joseph Henry Wood
  804. Stanley Wilfred Woods +
  805. George Thomas Woolley
  806. John Woolridge
  807. Harry Wootton
  808. William Glaize Wormley
  809. Reginald Josiah Wortley +
  810. James Wylie +
  811. William Stanley Yeates +
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Names, Geographical

  • The name is pronounced by locals as something between "Luff-burra" and "Luff-bro". If you try to say "Louw-Boro", people will assume that you are a tourist or a rube.
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Newspapers

Jon CANTRILL provides this entry from the Derby Mercury of 7th January 1829: DEATHES: "At Loughborough, on Friday se'nnight, at a long and painful illness, Harriet Mary, wife of Mr. Coles TOMLINSON, draper, and daughter of Mrs. FOWLER."

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicester county. It became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient East Goscote Hundred in the mid division of the county.
     
  • In August, 1888, this town of Loughborough was granted a charter of incorporation.
     
  • On 25 March, 1891, this parish was enlarged by gaining a portion of Knightthorpe Civil Parish.
     
  • On 31 December, 1891, this parish was reduced in size to help create Nanpanton Civil Parish.
     
  • On 01 October, 1902, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Knightthorpe Civil Parish and that area amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Barendon Civil Parish and 774 acres amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Hathern Civil Parish and 1,322 acres amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Nanpanton Civil Parish and 1,649 acres amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the gaining 7 acres from of Quorndon Civil Parish.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the gaining 600 acres from of Shepshed Civil Parish.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Thorpe Acre and Dishley Civil Parish and 1,147 acres amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the gaining 300 acres from of Woodhouse Civil Parish.
     
  • On 01 April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by the abolition of Woodthorpe Civil Parish and 292 acres amalgamated with Loughborough.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Charnwood Borough Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard every Wednesday in the Loughborough petty session hearings in the County Buildings in Woodgate, constructed in 1860 and enlarged in 1903.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Loughborough Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1841 10,025
1871 11,456
1881 14,681
1891 18,357
1901 21,382
1911 22,990
1921 25,857
1931 26,948
1951 34,731
1961 38,638
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Schools

  • A Grammer School was built on Leicester road and originally founded in 1495.
     
  • An Upper Girls' School was built here in Recotry road.
     
  • Hickling's Girls' School was built in Ashby Road.
     
  • The Convent of the Sisters of the Institute of Charity (Rosminian), commonly called the Sisters of Providence, with a boarding school for young ladies and a day school, was in Park road.
     
  • Warner's Church of England School was built before 1881.
     
  • Three additional schools were built in Churchgate.
     
  • The Loughborough Technical Institute was opened in 1909. There followed a period of rapid expansion during which the institute was renamed Loughborough College and the development of the present campus began. During World War I, the institute served as an 'instructional factory', training workers for the munitions industry. In 1966, the College of Advanced Technology as it had then become, received university status. In March 2013, the university announced it had acquired the former broadcast centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which opened as a second campus in 2015. Today Loughborough College provides vocational and advanced education to the community.
     
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Societies

The Loughborough Group of the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society holds regular meetings. In addition, a number of coach trips are organised.