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East Looe, Cornwall

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East Looe, Cornwall

Post townLOOE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2553
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01503
Population5,280 (Parish, 2001)

Other names by which East Looe, Cornwall has been known in the past

East Loe ~ East Loo ~ Looe ~ Looe East

East Looe, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Looe, East, fishing port, market town, and township (ry. sta. Looe), St Martin's par., Cornwall, on E. bank of river Looe, 16 miles W. of Plymouth, pop. 1353; P.O., T.O., called Looe, 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Although the former prosperity of East Looe has fallen off to a large extent, the town does a considerable trade in the exportation of tin, copper, and lead; also pilchards, the fishing for which gives occupation to most of the inhabitants. The town has a good harbour and quay, and there are remains of a bridge built in the 14th century. East Looe was incorporated by Queen Elizabeth, and was separately represented in Parliament from her time till 1832.

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