Books published by The Cornovia Press

The Cornovia Press has since 2007 specialised in publishing titles relating to Cornwall, its history and culture, including reprints of rare and obscure works as well as anthologies, reference books and original material. We also publish books by Cornish writers, or those based in Cornwall, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Latest Title

Antiquarian Notes on the Prehistory of Cornwall

By Chris Bond


This is the first volume in a series dedicated to reproducing some of the long-forgotten articles from historical journals relating to Cornwall’s illustrious and ancient past. The articles themselves are taken from a variety of publications, both local and national, and from a wide span of time. To have these valuable sources in a set of compact volumes makes not only for an interesting read, but also a useful tool for reference.

This initial volume includes: Account of Antiquities discovered in Cornwall, by the Rev. Malachy Hitchins (Archæologia 15, 1806); Pendarvis Quoit, Cornwall by J. S. Storer and J. Greig (Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet, 1808); The Hurlers (Light From the West, 1833); Some Account of the Opening of a Barrow near Newquay by The Rev. Canon Rogers (Report of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 1840); King Arthur’s Hall by S. R. Pattison (Report of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 1852); The Celtic and Other Antiquities of the Land’s End District of Cornwall by Richard Edmonds (Archæologia Cambrensis, 1857-8); Notes on Stone Circles by J. T. Blight (The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1868); Remarks on the Stone-Circles at Boscawen-un and Boskednan in West Cornwall by E. H. W. Dunkin (The Reliquary Quarterly, Archæological Journal and Review, 1869-70); Cornish Antiquities Viewed in the Light of Modern Research by William C. Borlase (Transactions of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society, 1880-81); Duloe Stone Circle by C. W. Dymond (Journal of the British Archaeological Association, 1882); Prehistoric Remains in Cornwall: 1 - East Cornwall by A. L. Lewis (Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1896) and Note on an Unrecorded Cromlech in North Cornwall by Henry Dewey (Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 1911).

The volume also contains a bibliography and an introduction by Chris Bond.

Paperback, 178 pages : ISBN 9781908878212.

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Coming Soon

The Wheal Margaret Adventure: A Calendar of Agents’ Reports and Associated Records, 1857 to 1875 (2020)
Historical Remarks on Cornish Antiquities (2023)