East Looe  Cornwall


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described East Looe like this:

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.

East Looe through time

East Looe is now part of Caradon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Caradon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Looe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Looe, in Caradon and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th October 2020

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