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Lostwithiel Bridge is one of the oldest in Cornwall. There are very few records regarding the date of its construction although many historians give the construction period to the 1200’s. Lostwithiel is situated at the tidal reach of the river Fowey, in a wooded valley just off the A390, a haven of peace and tranquility. Established 800 years ago, by the Normans for the export of tin. The Fowey river. The town was fiest called The Port of Fawi. The name 'Lostwithiel' comes from two old Cornish words meaning 'the place at the tail end of the woodland'.