Louth is located on the River Lud, in the county of Lincolnshire, approximately 148 miles north of London and 16 miles south of Grimsby on the A16.
The town has a population of around 14,200 and is within the East Lindsey District of Lincolnshire which covers an area of approximately 600 square miles.
Lying at the eastern edge of the Wolds it is a busy market town with an maze of narrow streets and predominantly Georgian and early-Victorian architecture. There are some notable historic buildings including the 15th-century St.James' Church whose 295ft high spire, the tallest Anglican parish church spire in England, dominates the skyline. A large industrial estate to the south of the town now caters for new industries.
Historically the town's economy was based upon agriculture with the town possessing one of the busiest cattle markets in the county, and today agriculture remains an important employer. The town also possesses a diverse range of manufacturing companies producing items from agricultural machinery to plastics, and electronic equipment to container products.
The name Louth derives from the Old English 'Hlud' meaning 'loud or noisy' and refers to the fast flowing river on which it stands.
A look around the town and sights of Louth in Lincolnshire, including footage of St. James Church. Filmed on the 21st of June 2010.....