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"Papers from the 2015 Cornish Buildings Group conference 'Only a Cornishman would have the endurance to carve intractable granite'." The topics covered range from prehistory onwards, including church architecture, sculpture on buildings, stained glass, the work of some architects of note, Cornish country houses, and much more. Superbly illustrated in colour.
New! CELEBRATING PEVSNER, NEW RESEARCH ON CORNISH ARCHITECTURE, edited by Paul Holden
Subtitled "A collection of essays on past events and buildings in the former County Town", this set of 11 varied subjects represent entries by the author, a former teacher, in the annual competitions run by Gorsedh Kernow.
BODMIN, by Tony Buscombe
The 2nd edition of this comprehensive examination of the story of one of Cornwall's most notable institutions, built in 1779 and closed in the early 20th century,  contains a mass of fascinating information.
[BODMIN] HISTORY OF BODMIN JAIL by Bill Johnson
Pre-titled "Once 'twas serpentine and fish", this is a superbly illustrated and extensively researched history of one of the most beautiful and evocative of Cornish fishing villages with its enchanting neighbouring valley. The writer is a member of 'Old Cornwall'and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
CADGWITH AND POLTESCO by Michael Tangye
This substantial lavishly illustrated hardback book "describes the history of the castle, the families that have lived there and the famous gardens."
CAERHAYS CASTLE by Charles Williams, Peter Herring, Jaimie Parsons, Courtenay Smale & Stephen Tyrrell
A collection of almost 200 engrossing photographs, half of old Camborne (monochrome), half of similar views now (colour).  One of the best of its kind.
CAMBORNE & AROUND by Ivor Corkell & David Thomas
A fascinating welcome to one of the most beautiful and interesting waterways in the south-west is offered here by knowledgeable John Neale, 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.  Researched in full, this goes well beyond the average guidebook culled from recycled information.
[CAMEL] FOLLOWING THE RIVER CAMEL by John Neale
This is the superbly presented and lavishly illustrated 3rd edition of the definitive work on the subject, the transport systems associated with some of the UK's richest copper mines.
CARADON & LOOE: THE CANAL, RAILWAY AND MINES by Michael Messenger
"Bosvathick is a small country house between Constantine and Falmouth. It has been in the hands of one family since the 1760s. This book describes the house, its grounds and the families of the house."
[CONSTANTINE] BOSVATHICK HOUSE, AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY by Stephen Tyrrell
Superb extensively researched history of the great slate quarry of north Cornwall and the growth of its village community. One of the finest accounts of any Cornish settlements.
DELABOLE by Catherine Lorigan
This account of the growth of Falmouth and the influences upon it covers the period between 1613 and 1848, and is written and researched by a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh and Past President of the Federation of 'Old Cornwall' Societies.
[FALMOUTH] SMITHICK TO FALMOUTH by Alan Pearson
The author's invaluable and extensively researched study of Falmouth's earlier history is continued in this second volume. It is in two parts, the first being a study of the Killigrew estate from 1690 to 1848; the second the development of Smithick and Falmouth from 1613 to 1848.
[FALMOUTH] SMITHICK TO FALMOUTH (CONTINUED) by Alan Pearson
Records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines, smelters, clay and brick works of the Godolphin area, covering Breage, Crowan, Germore, Helston, Perranuthnoe, St Hilary and Sithney.
GODOLPHIN BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers
Published in aid of the parochial church council, this is a booklet which tells the centuries-long story of one family's involvement with the parish chuch of Illogan. It is extensively resarched and liberally illustrated in colour.
[ILLOGAN] SAINT ILLOGAN CHURCH AND THE COLLINS FAMILY RECTORS, By Adrian James Webb
This booklet describes the parish and town in the 17th century, based upon research in original records.
KILKHAMPTON BEFORE US, VOL. 2 by R M Heard
A fascinating account of the natural history of the Land's End peninsula, written by one who has published papers and worked on natural history projects for academic and conservation bodies. It is a labour of love and it shows.
[LAND'S END] NATURAL HISTORY OF LAND'S END by Jean Lawman
"At last, a refreshingly new study of life in a 19th century Cornish town. Based on many years of research and an intimate knowledge of Liskeard, the book provides a detailed picture of the town, set in its wider context."
LISKEARD AND ITS PEOPLE IN THE 19TH CENTURY, by Bernard Deacon
A well produced booklet in full colour throughout about Liskeard's most notable house, at which Joseph Jane hosted King Charles in August 1644 during the Civil War. The Stuart House Trust has restored and repaired it carefully over the last 25 years.
[LISKEARD] THE HISTORY OF STUART HOUSE by Tony Wood
Subtitled: "Men from the parish who served in the Great War", the book includes the details of over 200 men, many of whom had connections with other parishes too.
LUXULYAN REMEMBERS by Hazel Harradence
The 'Old Cornwall' member and Cornish bard Tony Mansell presents the history and social life of the quaint village of Mithian which sits astride the boundaries of St Agnes and Perranzabuloe parishes, with information drawn from both documents and first-hand recollections.
MITHIAN by Tony Mansell

 

The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,

 vol 15, no 4 Spring 2017         Click here  

 

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 SHOP

ONE

SHOP    TWO

Many of the books in both shops have been written by 'Old Cornwall' members.

Shop One contains around 150 non-fiction books on a wide variety of Cornish subjects.

The first pages list books concerning individual places listed in A-Z order of place.

These are followed by other works in A-Z order by title.

Old Cornwall 15, 4 cover