Iconic Cornwall

Sarah Chap­man, photos by David Chap­man

Iconic Cornwall front cover imageCornwall has a unique culture, heritage, beauty and atmosphere. Its character is defined to a large extent by the places, people, natural features and buildings that typify and represent the best of the county. In words and photographs, this book portrays those iconic locations that exemplify Cornwall – places that fascinate, intrigue and inspire. They range from ancient castles and defences, through nineteenth-century tin mines and bridges, to harbours, gardens, churches, and some of Britain’s most spectacular moorland and coast.

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Sarah Chapman was born in Cornwall, and is passionate about the county. She read Geography at Manchester University, and returned to Cornwall to teach, before leaving the profession to work with her husband, David, from their smallholding near Hayle.

David Chapman is a professional photographer and writer, and author of numerous books about Cornwall. His work is regularly featured in magazines, and his photographs are stocked by a number of photographic libraries. David has twice won double awards from the Out­door Writers & Pho­to­graph­ers Guild for Pho­to­graphy and Excel­lence in Writ­ing.

First published in 2008, this new edition of Iconic Cornwall is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

  • Intro­duc­tion
  • Abbey Garden, Tresco
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • Boscastle Har­bour
  • Botallack
  • Caer­hays Castle
  • Carn Brea
  • Carn Euny
  • Castle-an-Dinas
  • Char­lestown Harbour
  • China Clay Tips
  • Come-to-Good
  • Cot Val­ley
  • Cotehele
  • The Eden Project
  • Fis­tral Beach
  • Fowey
  • Gig Racing
  • Godrevy
  • Golitha Falls
  • Goon­hilly Earth Station
  • Great Flat Load
  • Gun­wal­loe Church Cove
  • Gwen­nap Pit
  • Hell Bay, Bryher
  • Hel­ston Flora
  • Holy Wells
  • Jamaica Inn
  • King Harry Ferry
  • Kit Hill
  • Kyn­ance Cove
  • Land’s End
  • Lan­hyd­rock
  • Lanyon Quoit
  • Launce­ston Castle
  • Liz­ard Point
  • Men-an-Tol
  • Mor­wen­stow
  • Mouse­hole
  • National Mari­time Museum
  • Newlyn Har­bour
  • Pad­stow
  • Polp­erro
  • Poltesco
  • Port Isaac
  • Porth­curno
  • Restormel Castle
  • Roche Rock
  • St Enodoc
  • St George’s Island (or Looe Island)
  • St Mawes and Pen­den­nis Castles
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • St Piran’s Chapel
  • Stone Circles
  • Tamar Bridges
  • Tate St Ives
  • Tint­a­gel
  • Tors of Bod­min Moor
  • Tre­bah Garden
  • Tref­fry Viaduct
  • Truro Cathed­ral
  • West Pentire
  • Wheal Coates
  • Notes on Locations

ISBN: 9780906720882
2nd edi­tion
136 pages
65 col­our pho­to­graphs
150 x 153 mm

‘the towns, landmarks and customs that have given the place such a distinctive character.
‘David’s superb photographs capture the golden light… as in the cover shot of St Mawes Castle, which has an almost Arabian tone to it.
‘But this is no sentimental journey – more modern structures are included… The almost surreal granite formations on moorland, the crashing foam at Kynance Cove on the Lizard and the silken River Fowey… all are portrayed with the eye of photographer as artist.
‘Dip into the book at any page and it will rekindle a desire to revisit this fascinating land or to discover aspects of it for the first time.’ (Tavistock Times Gazette, 04.04.13)

‘a treasure trove of locations that fascinate, intrigue and inspire.’ (Western Morning News, 16.04. 13)

‘The second edition … has even more photographs and locations, plus an update of the notes on access to each location … Excellent value’ (The Cornishman, 11.04.13)

‘from ancient castles and defences to harbours, 19th-century tin mines and some of the UK’s most spectacular moorland and coast.’ (Cornwall Today, May 2013)

‘Stunning photographs capture the essence of a unique corner of England’ (This England, Autumn 2013)

‘if you failed to buy the original, this will be an attractive new purchase’ (Old Cornwall, vol. XIV, no. 9, Autumn 2013)

Praise for the first edition of Iconic Cornwall:

Iconic Corn­wall was the Editor’s Choice for Novem­ber 2008 in Corn­wall Today.

‘Iconic loc­a­tions are well chosen …
‘… cov­ers the whole county well. … few will dis­agree with the author’s final choice’ (The Cornish­man, 09.10.08)

‘… superb treat­ment from Sarah’s words and David’s lens.
‘… Iconic Corn­wall por­trays the won­der of our land­scape and people.’ (West Bri­ton, 16.10.08)

‘a book which lives up to its claim of reflect­ing the author’s pas­sion for her nat­ive Corn­wall and her know­ledge of its char­ac­ter’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 12.11.08). You can read the full review here.

‘…homes in with words and views on fairytale set­tings… And the details of each scene are often as fas­cin­at­ing as the accom­pa­ny­ing pic­ture cap­tur­ing light and mood.’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 18.12.08)

‘will appeal widely … it is very attract­ively pack­aged, and the price is very fair for such a nicely pro­duced, abund­antly illus­trated hard­back volume.’ (Old Corn­wall, vol. XIII, no. 12, Spring 2009)

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