Referred to over 700 years ago simply as Dulo the name of theCornish village of Duloe is simply explained too – it is said to come from its location above and between the two Looes, the East and West Looe rivers – ‘dow’ or ‘dew’ being Cornish for two and ‘logh’ signifying a pool. The suggestion that it could also mean a black or dark pool is possible … but unlikely.
A circle of six, eight-foot-high quartz stones testifies to a settlement here much more than 700 years ago – certainly pre-historic–and certain Bronze Age items found here (a bracelet and a burial urn among them) bear this out. The fourteenth century church of St Cuby is thought to stand on the site of an Iron Age fortification and for generations farming has been the main employment.
Duloe Gardens itself stands in a post-war part of Plymouth – Pennycross – where the majority of the street names have been taken from across the Tamar.