Liskeard, Cornwall

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Liskeard is a town in Cornwall

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Liskeard within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Liskeard in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Liskeard, mun. bor., market town, par., and township, Cornwall, 15 miles SW. of Launceston and 265 miles SW. of London - par., 8223 ac., pop. 5534; township, 7422 ac., pop. 1481; bor., 2799 ac., pop. 4536; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Liskerrett was the ancient name of the town, which is one of the oldest in Cornwall, having been a coinage or stannary town. As early as 1250 it was made a free borough. In 1643 the place was the scene of a defeat of the Parliamentarians by the Loyalists. The town is irregularly built on steep hills, and its trade is almost wholly associated with the large mining interests of the surrounding locality. Tanning and ironfounding are likewise carried on. Liskeard returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Liskeard in the Domesday Book

A village in Fawton hundred, in the county of Cornwall. is a Good Stuff website.