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Launceston, situated in the valley of the River Kensey about twenty miles south west of Okehampton, was, until the early nineteenth century, capital of Cornwall and lay on the main route into Devon. Launceston, population a little over 5000, is now principally an agricultural market town with a regular weekly market. The town features some fine Georgian buildings. Also notable is the church of St Mary Magdalene, with its sixteenth century carvings. The map below shows the town of Launceston as it was around the middle of the twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

Launceton town map

Map of Launceston

Old map of the town of Launceston circa 1950

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