the East  Cornwall


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

EAST, a hundred in Cornwall. It lies along the boundary with Devon, from the neighbourhood of Fox-hole to the sea; measures 30 miles south-southeastward, and 11 miles in extreme breadth; and is cut into three divisions, north, middle, and south. Acres of the n. div., 54, 432; of the m. div., 38, 081; of the s. div., 37, 154. Pop. of the whole, 44, 899. Houses, 8, 433.

the East through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th July 2020

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