TQ7552 : Mill pond and River Loose in Loose

taken 6 years ago, near to Loose, Kent, Great Britain

Mill pond and River Loose in Loose
Mill pond and River Loose in Loose
Loose
Loose is a village some 2 miles south of Maidstone, situated at the head of the Loose Valley. The village and the Loose Valley form the Loose Valley Conservation Area. The village has a number of listed buildings (map at LinkExternal link ). 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.
The village dates back to Saxon times, and there has been a church here since 832AD.
River Loose and Loose Valley
The Loose Stream sometimes called the River Loose is a tributary of the River Medway notable for the number of watermills that it powered in its short length. It rises in Langley, flows through Boughton Monchelsea, Loose and enters the Medway at Tovil, near Maidstone, a total length of only 5 miles. The river valley is steep sided, and the river is fast flowing. There is much evidence of the paper and wool trades which once flourished here: the stream has been dammed in many places, resulting in many mill ponds and 13 mills.
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TQ7552, 151 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7573 5212 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4714N 0:30.9692E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7570 5213
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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