Liskeard was described as a town in the manumission of a slave around 1000, although it wasn’t given this status in Domesday Book (1086). Nonetheless, by 1201 it had borough rights and its own courts. It was made a coinage town in 1307 and was reputedly Cornwall’s second richest medieval town.

Liskeard in the 1960s

Population 1861: 4,500

Population 2011: 9,400

Planned population 2031: 12,000

Persimmons is busy transforming what was quiet countryside east of Liskeard from this
to this as hundreds of houses are built for new residents