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Cornish Lostwydhyel
12th century bridge over the River Fowey
12th century bridge over the River Fowey
Coordinates 50 ° 24 ′  N , 4 ° 40 ′  W Coordinates: 50 ° 24 ′  N , 4 ° 40 ′  W
OS National Grid SX104598
Lostwithiel (United Kingdom)
Residents 2814 (as of 2011)
ZIP code section PL22
prefix 01208
region South West England
Ceremonial county Cornwall
British Parliament South East Cornwall
Lostwithiel town center with the Methodist Church in the background

Lostwithiel is a civil parish in south west Cornwall . It lies at the mouth of the River Fowey . Lostwithiel has numerous medieval houses and is a popular vacation spot despite the rainy weather.


Lostwithiel was, along with the neighboring parish of Lanlivery, constituency for the British House of Commons from 1304 to 1832 . Since 1702 it was considered a " rotten borough ", a community that sent members of parliament, although it was insignificant or even uninhabited. In Lostwithiel the members of the corporation were entitled to vote, they basically voted for the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe , who cobbled them with money. In 1816 the corporation had 24 members. In 1831 the community had 1,047 inhabitants and consisted of 303 houses.

Nearby took place on August 13, 1644, the Battle of Lostwithiel between the parliamentary troops under Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex and King Charles I , which ended with the retreat from Essex over the Tamar .

Listed buildings

Famous citizens

Town twinning

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lostwithiel Parish. Local Area Report. In: nomisweb.co.uk. 2011, accessed September 30, 2019 (originally accessed March 18, 2011).
  2. ^ Lostwithiel Twinning Association. In: lostwithiel.org.uk, accessed September 30, 2019.