It is the principal seat of the linen trade in the county, and has extensive cloth and thread factories, bleachfields and chemical works.
The park was presented in 1862 by the widow of Joseph Locke, M.P. The manufacture of iron and steel, and the weaving of linen and other cloth, are the two principal industries; but there are also bleachfields, printfields, dyeworks, sawmills, cornmills and malt-houses; and the manufacture of glass, needles and wire is carried on.
S.W., has bleachfields and print-works, and 2 m.
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