English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Broad Looe

Other OS name in the Parish of Arne

Historical Forms

  • Broad Loo 1811 OS


, Broad Loo 1811 OS , a small channel in Poole Harbour ; the term loo ( e ) , also used in the names of two similar channels , Shag Looe and Wood Bar Looe in Wareham par . infra , is probably the Corn word lo ' inlet of water, pool ' found in the Corn r.n. Looe(RN 258–9) , cf. EPN s.v. luh .