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The Lynher, Cornwall

Historical Description

Lynher, The, a river of Cornwall. It rises in the Alter-non Hills, near Brown Willy Mountain; runs about 17 miles south-eastward, past Callington, to Landrake; begins there to be estuarial, with the appearance of a lake; proceeds about 4 miles southward, sending off branches toward St Germans; and then goes about 5 miles eastward, with increasing expansion, to the Hamoaze below Saltash.

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