TQ7552 : Village Sign, Loose

taken 7 years ago, near to Loose, Kent, Great Britain

Village Sign, Loose
Village Sign, 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.
Kent Village Signs
King George VI recommended that the old custom of identifying villages with carved or painted name signs could be revived. In 1920, Biddenden had won a Daily Mail competition for a sign featuring the two Biddenden Maids.
More villages followed, especially in 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. More signs have been put up due to the Millennium. This has meant half of the county villages are identified.]
See also LinkExternal link , an article on Kent Village Signs
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TQ7552, 154 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7569 5207 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.4452N 0:30.9333E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7569 5205
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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