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Loose, Kent

Loose is a village some 2 miles south of Maidstone, Kent, situated at the head of the Loose Valley. The village and the Loose Valley form the Loose Valley Conservation Area. The fast flowing River Loose which rises near Langley runs through the centre of the village and once supported a paper making industry, evidence of which can still be found today.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7652
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01622

Loose, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Loose, par. and vil., Kent, on stream of same name, 2½ miles S. of Maidstone, 983 ac., pop. 1465; P.O.; has quarries and a brewery; in vicinity of vil. are the Loose Paper Mills.

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