Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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Lostwithiel is a town in Cornwall

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

Lostwithiel in historic gazetteers

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

Lostwithiel, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cornwall, on river Fowey, 4 miles S. of Bodmin Road sta. and 21 miles NE. of Truro by rail, 106 ac., pop. 931; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Lostwithiel is supposed to have been founded in the reign of Edward I. It was the scene of a victory of the Royalists over the Parliamentarians in 1644. The business activity of the place is mostly upheld by the working of iron, copper, and other minerals abounding in the locality.

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