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Vote Louth as Britain’s Favourite Market!

Vote Louth outdoor market as your favorite market in the Great British Market Awards 2020

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Louth Civic Trust is an independent local charity encouraging community pride and passion for the history and identity of Louth's buildings, streets and public places. It aims to protect and manage change in the town’s landscape and architectural heritage through campaigning, education and action.


Heritage Open Days Free Walk

September 19, 2019

On Friday 13th and Sunday 15th September the Louth Civic Trust hosted walks led by Mrs Mary Abbot, Dr Richard Gurnham and Mr James Laverack, to celebrate Louth’s rich architectural heritage and history as part of the Heritage Open Days National Festival. Heritage Open Days in September saw LCT members giving a guided walk from Westgate Fields… View Article

Meet our new President

April 30, 2019

Dr Richard Gurnham was elected President of the society at our AGM, held on 25 April, succeeding the late David Robinson. Like David before him, Richard is a local historian who has published numerous books on the history of Louth, and on other towns and cities, including Lincoln, Boston, Hull and Nottingham. He is Lincolnshire… View Article

Pride of Place awards 2019

April 27, 2019

Congratulations to this years Louth Civic Trust Pride of Place award: Re-Inventions House, The Lemon Tree & Litter Free Louth. They all helped make Louth a bit better place to live & work.The awards were presented by LCT president Dr Richard Gurnham at the AGM on 25th April. Please let us know any suggestions you… View Article


Civic Day 2020

20 June

National Civic Day inspires residents to take action and 'be civic', 'be innovative', 'be though-provoking' to transform their historic high street and conservation area through hundreds of actions in one day. Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is taking place on June 20 2020.

War Memorial (left), Almshouses (right) by Peter Duke


Louth is a classic brick-built market town with fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, much of it on a planned medieval street pattern with an open market space.

The older central parts of the town are designated as a Conservation Area.

Under the commanding spire of St James’s Church, the town centre has retained its character with small shops and businesses providing individual service.

All this together with a wide range of facilities and attractions make Louth a desirable place to live, work and visit.

For more information on Louth’s architectural heritage view 'Discover the places and spaces below Louth's Skyline' publications page.


As an independent organisation we can represent public concern through liaison with local authorities, government, private enterprise and local initiatives


We provide information for people living and working in Louth and the surrounding area on local architecture and building heritage, the town’s Conservation Area, listed buildings and local issues. We are a member of Civic Voice who campaign nationally and lobby parliament.


Where necessary as an organisation we co-ordinate plans for conservation, restoration and regeneration of buildings or open spaces or take direct action to prevent plans that would have irreversible effects on our townscape.