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Cornish Place Names

Recording and researching Cornwall's place-names has been a core concern of Old Cornwall since its foundation and the Old Cornwall journals include many articles and reports relevant to it.  


Its inclusion here provides the opportunity for members and non-members to contribute information which may be of interest to other readers.


For those interested in the meanings of Cornish place-names the following may be useful:






















Link to Chris Bond's Cornish Place Names Website





A Guide to Cornish Place-names by Robert Morton Nance 1950 and later editions


Introduction to Cornish Place-names by Peter A S Pool 1969


The Place-names of West Penwith Peter A S Pool 1973 / 1985


Cornish Place-name elements by Oliver J Padel 1985


A Popular Dictionary of Cornish Place-names by Oliver J Padel 1988


The Field Names of West Penwith by Peter A S Pool 1990


Place-names in Cornwall and Scilly by Craig Weatherill 2005














Some Old Names on Black-More by Charles Henderson

Old Cornwall Society Members' Articles