Launceston is a town near the A30 road in Cornwall, England. In 2001 there were 7,135 people living in Launceston. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalen. It was the former capital of Cornwall.
The Norman ruler of Cornwall built a castle here which is now in ruins. Until the early 19th century it was the county town of Cornwall.
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- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 9780319231463