Powder  Cornwall


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Powder like this:

POWDER, a hundred in the centre of Cornwall; formerly cut into two divisions, E and W; now cut intothree divisions, E, W, and Tywardreath: and containing St. Austell parish, and 37 other parishes. Acres, 143, 782. Pop. in 1851, 58, 261; in 1861, 60,024. Houses, 12, 296.

Powder through time

Powder is now part of Restormel district. Click here for graphs and data of how Restormel has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Powder itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Powder, in Restormel and Cornwall | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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