|Alt names||Dunheued||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 60|
|Dunheuet||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 60|
|Dunheved||source: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-49|
|St. Thomas||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Located in||Cornwall, England|
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Launceston ( or ) (; rarely spelled Lanson) is a town, ancient borough, and civil parish in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Dunheved was the Southwestern Brittonic name for the town in the West Saxon period.
Launceston is situated just over one mile (1.6 km) west of the River Tamar which marks the border between Cornwall and Devon and is often referred to as the "gateway to Cornwall".
The full title of the modern civil parish is Launceston, St Mary Magdalene (which includes the town itself) and it is in the Diocese of Truro. The population of Launceston, St Mary Magdalene parish in the 2001 census was 7,135.
Launceston's motto is Royale et Loyale for its adherence to the Cavalier cause during the English Civil War of the mid-17th century.