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Newport, Cornwall

Historical Description

Newport, a quondam borough in St Stephen-by-Launceston parish, Cornwall, on a branch of the river Tamar, adjacent to Launceston, and separated from that town only by a narrow rivulet. It anciently was joined to Launceston, under the name of Dunhevd. It separately sent two members to Parliament from the time of Edward VI. till the passing of the act of 1832, and it then was disenfranchised and incorporated with Launceston. It is a small place, and but for connection with Launceston would be a mere village.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Poor Law unionLaunceston 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newport from the following:


Online maps of Newport are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL15
Post TownLaunceston