Lesnewth Hundred

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Lesnewth Hundred

Lesnewth Hundred is one of the ten hundreds of Cornwall, in the north-east of the county with Triggshire to the south-west and Stratton Hundred to the north-east. It is the least populous of the mainland Cornish hundreds, with a population of 10,856 in 2011.

Tintagel, Camelford, Boscastle, and Altarnun lie in the Hundred of Lesnewth as well as Lesnewth itself, which is now only a hamlet but which Maclean reckoned to have been the seat of a Cymric chieftain who ruled the whole of Trigg.[1]

The ancient parishes of Lesnewth Hundred are:


  1. Maclean, John (1872-79) The Parochial History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor. London: Nichols & Co.
Hundreds of Cornwall

East Wivelshire • Kerrier • Lesnewth • Penwith • Powdershire • Pydershire • Isles of Scilly • Stratton • Triggshire • West Wivelshire