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West Looe, Cornwall

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West Looe, Cornwall

Post townLOOE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2553
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
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 West Looe, Cornwall has been known in the past

Looe ~ Looe West ~ West Loe ~ West Loo

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

Looe, West, coast town and township (ry. sta. Looe), Talland par., Cornwall, on Looe Bay, opposite East Looe, 7 miles S. of Liskeard, pop. 868; P.O., T.O., called Looe. This is a small town connected by a bridge with East Looe; its business has declined, but there is still a slight coasting trade and a lucrative fishery for pilchards. Admiral Sir Charles Wager (1666-1743) was a native. West Looe returned members to Parliament till 1832.

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