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Liskeard
Cornish: Lys Kerwyd

Liskeard shown within Cornwall
Population 9899 (Civil Parish, 2008)
OS grid reference SX249641
Parish Liskeard
District Caradon
Shire county Cornwall
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LISKEARD
Postcode district PL14
Dialling code 01579
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
European Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
List of places: UKEnglandCornwall

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Liskeard (pronunciation ; IPA /lɪˈskɑ:rd/ — usually stressed on the second syllable) (Cornish: Lys Kerwyd or Lyskerrys), is an ancient stannary and market town at the head of the River Looe valley in the ancient hundred of West Wivelshire in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. For the Cornish-English dialect, see West Country dialects. ... A stannary town is, historically, the adminstrative centre of a tin-mining district, from where the sale and export of the mined tin was arranged. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... The River Looe is a river inthat is full of pap and pee south-east Cornwall, which flows into the English Channel at Looe. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Located 14 miles (22.5 km) west of the Tamar river, it is the base of the Caradon District Council. It still has a town council. Within easy reach to the south of Liskeard are the coves and resorts of the south Cornish coast, whilst the vast rugged expanse of Bodmin Moor lies to the north. By-passed by but immediately adjacent to the A38 the town is accessible but peaceful and has low traffic levels. The Tamar is a river in south western England, that forms most of the border between Devon (to the east) and Cornwall (to the west). ... Caradon is a local government district in Cornwall, United Kingdom. ... The Cheeswring, a granite tor on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor (Photo by Mick Knapton) Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England, 208 km² in size, dating from the Carboniferous period of geological history. ...

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History

Liskeard was granted its market charter by Richard, Earl of Cornwall (brother of Henry III) in 1240. Since then, it has been an important centre for agriculture. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Richard (5 January 1209 - 2 April 1272) was Count of Poitou (bef. ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John Lackland as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. ... Events Batu Khan and the Golden Horde sack the Ruthenian city of Kyiv Births Pope Benedict XI Deaths April 11 - Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, also known as Llywelyn The Great Prince of Gwynedd Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona (reigned from 1213 to 1276) Castile...


The town went through a period of economic prosperity during the pre-20th century boom in tin mining, becoming a key centre in the industry as a location for a stannary and coinage. This article is in need of attention. ... In Devon and Cornwall, tin coinage was a tax on refined tin, payable to the Crown and administered in the Stannary Towns. ...


Present day

Liskeard is one of the few towns in Cornwall still to have a weekly traditional market. The main market day is Thursday, when the bellows of cattle arriving can be heard across the town.


Liskeard is currently going through change with new shops such as Morrisons,Argos and the large DIY chain Focus being added to the outskirts of the town. This has caused a mixed reaction from residents and from small businesses, particularly from within the town centre who feel that trade inside the town centre could leave to the big high street names on the outskirts of the town. Their are also many houses being built on the outskirts of the town in projects such as that of the Liskeret woods project.Few residents work in the town. Many commute to Plymouth and many others are retired. Although steeped in teetotal methodist traditions the presence of the market inevitably ensured the survival of a dozen pubs and since the seventies a small/club on the Parade has provided limited nightlife, although modern youths are mobile enough to take their delights in Plymouth. Argos store. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... Focus DIY is a privately owned chain of DIY stores in the UK. It serves the light DIY market sector, and most stores have some form of garden centre. ...


Liskeard now boasts a gastro-pub and a handful of small bistro/restaurants.


Notable buildings

The town boasts St. Martin's, the second largest church in Cornwall. Built on the site of the former Norman church, the oldest parts of the current structure date back to the 15th century

  • Foresters Hall - now houses the tourist information office
  • Stuart House (on The Parade) - used by Charles I as a lodging in 1644, when chasing the Parliamentarians.[1] Restored, it is now used as a community building for arts, heritage and community events
  • The Guildhall - built in 1859 - has a prominent clock tower.
  • The Public Hall - constructed in 1890
  • Webb's House - Formerly Webb's Hotel a classic early Victorian market-town hotel featuring in royal visits, parliamentary declarations and much more but recently converted into flats.
  • Pencubitt House - built in 1897 for a wealthy wool merchant J. H. Blamey. The house was designed by local architect John Sansom responsible for many Liskeard homes of that period.[2]

Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. ... // Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ...

Politics

For further details of the parliamentary history of the town see Liskeard (UK Parliament constituency)

In the year 1294, Liskeard sent two members to Parliament, but this was reduced to one by the 1832 Reform Act. The MPs included the historian and author Edward Gibbon, who wrote the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and Isaac Foot.[3] Liskeard was a parliamentary borough in Cornwall, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1885, when the borough was abolished. ... For broader historical context, see 1290s and 13th century. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Edward Gibbon (1737–1794). ... The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of Eighteenth Century, was written by the British historian, Edward Gibbon. ... The Right Honourable Isaac Foot (23 February 1880 - 13 December 1960) was a British politician and solicitor. ...


Liskeard is now part of the South East Cornwall constituency, and is presently represented by Liberal Democrat Colin Breed Creation 1983 MP Colin Breed Party Liberal Democrat Type House of Commons County Cornwall EP constituency South West England South East Cornwall is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in Great Britain formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long after... Colin Edward Breed (born May 4, 1947) British politician. ...


Education

Secondary state education is provided at Liskeard School and Community College [1]. For Texas residential institutions, see Texas State Schools. ...


In 1908, the County School, built by the Cornwall Education Committee, was opened at Old Road, Liskeard. In 1945, its name was changed to Liskeard Grammar School. It closed in 1978.


The nearest independent schools are at Plymouth and Tavistock. An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ...


Transport

Liskeard railway station, on the London to Penzance Cornish Main Line, and the A38 trunk road provide the town with rapid access to Plymouth, the rest of Cornwall and the motorway network. The town is also served by the Looe Valley branch line to Looe. There are regular 'bus services. Liskeard station serves the town of Liskeard in Cornwall, it is the junction for the branch to Looe. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Penzance Harbour and surrounding area as seen from the air Penzance (Cornish: Pensans) is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated in 1614,[2] it has a population of 21,168[1] people and... The Royal Albert Bridge The Cornish Main Line is a railway line in England, which forms the backbone for rail service in Cornwall, as well as prodiving a direct line to London. ... A38 passing under M50 in Worcestershire The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ... This article is about the city of Plymouth in England. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... The Looe Valley Line is a railway line from Liskeard to Looe in Cornwall, UK. The line follows the valley of the River Looe for much of its course. ... For other uses, see Looe (disambiguation). ...


Leisure and Sports

There is a leisure centre at Lux Park on the north side of the town. There is a bowling club on the other. There are well supported soccer rugby and cricket clubs.


The town has a King George V Playing Field. Entrance to the KGV field in Worcester A King Georges Field is a public open space in the United Kingdom dedicated to the memory of King George V (3 June 1865–20 January 1936). ...


There are three trails, each has there own blue plaque to commemorate them (unveiled by former town mayor, Sandra Preston)

  • Footpath from the town to the railway station. The path was built by Thomas Lang, who was a former mayor, in 1890.
  • Trail around the north of the town centre, including the Parade and the ornamental fountain. The fountain was given to the town by Michael Loam, who's father invented the Man Engine (a device for lifting men up and down mineshafts, and used in many mines throughout Cornwall & West Devon).
  • Trail around the southern part of the town, and commemorates Lt. Lapenotière, who brought back the news of the Battle of Trafalgar to England. For Lt. Lapenotière troubles, he was given a silver spice sprinkler by King George III. The sprinkler is still owned by the mayor's office, and is exhibited occasionally.

Live music and various theatricals regularly take place in the unusual but acoustically good Carnglaze caverns just to the north. Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Combatants United Kingdom First French Empire Kingdom of Spain Commanders Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson † Pierre Charles Silvestre de Villeneuve Strength 27 ships of the line and 6 others. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


People associated with Liskeard

Richard Coad (13 February 1825-1 November 1900) was a 19th century English architect. ... Emily Hobhouse. ... William Henry Sowden (June 6, 1840–March 3, 1907) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... He went to Liskeard School in Cornwall. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ...

References

  1. ^ Liskeard & District Museum
  2. ^ Pencubitt House History
  3. ^ Liskeard and Its People by Bernard W. Deacon ISBN 095153551X

External links

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Braddock is a village and (by the name of Broadoak) a civil parish in the Caradon district of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. ... , Callington (Cornish: ) is a small town and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, UK. The civil parish had a population of 4,783 in 2001, according to the 2001 census, although recent figures show that the population has risen to around 6000. ... The village seen from a train on the viaduct Calstock is a village and parish in south east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, on the border with Devon. ... Duloe is a linear village and civil parish in Cornwall. ... Lanreath is a small village in Cornwall, United Kingdom, with around 500 inhabitants. ... Linkinhorne is a rural parish in South East Cornwall, bordered by the River Inny in the north-east and Bodmin Moor to the west. ... For other uses, see Looe (disambiguation). ... Menheniot is a small village and civil parish in the Caradon district of Cornwall. ... The village, with the creek in the centre Millbrook is a village on the Rame Peninsula in south-east Cornwall, England, UK. It is Cornwalls largest village, with a population of just over 2,000. ... Pelynt is a village in south-east Cornwall, United Kingdom, situated about 20 miles west of Plymouth between Looe and Polperro. ... Quethiock is a village and civil parish in the Caradon district of Cornwall, United Kingdom, about five miles east of Liskeard. ... Location within the British Isles Saltash (Cornish: Essa) is a town in Cornwall, UK. It has a population of about 16,000. ... St Germans priory. ... St Ive is a village in Caradon District, south-east Cornwall, England, UK. It is pronounced as Eve, and should not be confused with St Ives, the well-known seaside town in the far west of the county. ... St Keyne is the name of a small village and parish in Cornwall, UK. The parish lies between the parishes of Liskeard and Duloe. ... Not to be confused with St Neots. ... 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