Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Lostwithiel

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.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Lostwithiel AP/CP       Cornwall AncC
Place: Lostwithiel

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