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Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Lostwithiel is a civil parish and small town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom at the head of the estuary of the River Fowey. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,739. The name Lostwithiel comes from the Cornish "lostwydhyel" which means "tail of a wooded area".
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX1059
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01208
Population2,739 (2001)

Other names by which Lostwithiel, Cornwall has been known in the past

Lest Uthiell ~ Lestwithiel ~ Lestwithyel ~ Uzella

Lostwithiel, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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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