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West Looe, Cornwall

Historical Description

Looe, West, a small town in Talland parish, Cornwall, on the W hank of the river Looe, opposite East Looe. It is practically one town with East Looe, communicates immediately with it by the bridge across the river, has the same kind of character as to both site and structure, and shares in its business. Acreage, 152; population, 1011. It has a small church, a neat Congregational chapel, and a Bible Christian chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Civil parishTalland 
Poor Law unionLiskeard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Looe from the following:


Online maps of West Looe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL13
Post TownLooe