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Liskeard was one of the ancient coinage towns for the tin mining industry in Cornwall. This was where the tin ingots were weighed to assess the value and the duty to be paid to the Duke of Cornwall and a corner, or coign, was struck off to be assayed (tested for quality.)
The town later flourished when rich deposits of copper were discovered to the north, around Caradon Hill.
Many fine houses were built during this boom period and examples can still be seen. Today Liskeard still flourishes as a busy market town.
The partly - Norman church of St. Martin is the second largest church in Cornwall.
A spring in Well Lane was reputed in Medieval times to have had healing properties. The museum is housed in the recently restored Stuart House with it's Slate hung facade.
From Liskeard station trains run on the Looe Valley Line which runs through the picturesque, wooded East Looe valley.
of businesses situated in or near Liskeard