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Loundthwaite, hamlet, 1 mile SAV. of AVigton,

Lounsdale, place with bleachworks, Abbey par.,
Renfrewshire, 1¼ mile SAV. of Paisley.

Lount, hamlet, Bredon on the Hill par., Leicester-
shire, 5¼ miles NE. of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Loup, 3 m. E. of Moneymore, S. co. Londonderry; P.O.

Louphonse, hamlet, Romald Kirk par., North-Riding
Yorkshire, 3 miles NAY. of Barnard Castle.

Lour, seat, in co. and 3 miles SE. of Forfar; on the
estate are remains of ancient camp.

Louth, mun. bor., market town, par.,and township,
Lincolnshire, 27 miles NE. of Lincoln and 141 miles
from London by rail—par., 3620 ac., pop. 10,827; bor.
and township, 3250 ac., pop. 10,691;
P.O., T.O., 2 Banks,
3 newspapers. Market-days,
Wednesday and Saturday.
was the name given to this place in ancient times,
being derived from the stream called the Lud. The
town was famed for the number of its monastic estab-
lishments. In modern times the trade of the town con-
sists mainly in supplying the surrounding agricultural
district with merchandise. Carpets are made, and there
is some ironfounding, brewing, and carriage-making.
The Louth Canal extends to the mouth of the Humber;
it was constructed in 1761, at a cost of £12,000.

Louth.—a maritime co. in NE. of Leinster province,
and the smallest co. in Ireland; bounded N. by co.
Armagh, NE. by co. Down, E. by the Irish Sea, S. by
co. Meath, and AV. by cos. Meath and Monaghan;
greatest length, N. and S., 30 miles ; greatest breadth,
15 miles ; average breadth, 10 miles ; coast-line about
49 miles; area 202,123 ac. (653 water), or less than 1 per
cent, of the total area of Ireland; pop. 7J,684, of whom
91'6 per cent, are Roman Catholics, 6
'7 Protestant
Episcopalians, 1'3 Presbyterians, and 0’3 Methodists.
Along the coast, which is low and sandy, are Carling-
ford Lough, between Louth and Down, Dundalk Bay,
and the estuary of the Boyne. The Carlingford penin-
sula in the NE. is almost wholly occupied by a range of
mountains, whose summits have alts, from 1000 to up-
wards of 1900 ft. The rest of the surface, with the
exception of a small billy district in the SW., is level or
slightly undulating. The principal streams are Flurry,
Creaghan, Fane, Glyde, Dee, and Boyne. The soil is
generally fertile, the country having a fine appearance
with rich woods and verdant fields. Granite is the pre-
vailing rock among the mountains; clay slate and lime-
stone underlie the surface of the other districts. (For
agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) Coarse linens
are manufactured. The fisheries are valuable and ex-
tensive, and include an oyster fishery in Carlingford
Lough. The co. comprises 6 bars.—Ardee. Drogheda,
Dundalk (Lower and Upper), Ferrard, and Louth; 61
pars., and several parts of pars.; the co. of the town of
Drogheda; and the towns of Drogheda, Dundalk, and
Ardee. For parliamentary purposes the county is divided
into 2 divisions—viz., North Lough and South Lough,
each returning 1 member.—2. Louth, bar., mid. co.
Louth, 25,718 ac., pop. 5939.—3.
Louth, par. and vil.,
mid. co. Louth, on river Glyde, 6 miles SAY. of Dundalk
—par., 17,832 ac., pop. 4330 ; vil., pop. 261; P.O., T.o.;
has remains of a priory, orginally founded by St Patrick.
Louth gives the title of baron to a branch of the
Plunket family. Louth
Hall, seat of Lord Louth, is
3 miles S. of Louth vil., and 3¼ miles N. of Ardee.

Louth (or East Lindsey) Division, The, pari. div.
of Lincolnshire, pop. 50,578.

Lonth Eske, wapentake, Lincolnshire, in N. of co.,
74,138 ac., pop. 8910.

Louth Park, township, Louth par., Lincolnshire, on
NE. side of Louth, 370 ac., pop. 136.

Louthcr. See Lowther.

Lovat Castle (site of), baronial fortalice (1230), first
of the Bissets and then of the Frasers, Lords Lovat,
Kirkhill par., Inverness-shire, on river Beauly, opposite
Beauly ; 1¼ mile SAY. is
Lovat Bridge (1810), across
river Beauly.

Lovcden, wapentake, Lincolnshire, 46,054 ac., pop.
8128 ; contains 23 pars.

Lovelace Manor, Bethersden par., Kent, 5 miles
SW. of Ashford; was once the property of Richard
Lovelace (1618-1658), the cavalier poet.

Lovelliiii, seat, 4 miles SAV. of AVindsor, Berks.

Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.

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