In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Restormel like this:
Restormel Castle, ruin, Lanlivery par., Cornwall, on a hill overlooking the valley of the Fowey, in N. vicinity of Lostwithiel; was built in the time of Henry III., was a stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall, and was taken by the Royalists in 1644; at the foot of the hill is Restormel House, seat; adjacent is Restormel Mine (iron), the first visited by Queen Victoria in her progress through Cornwall.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Restormel in Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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