The Place-Names of the Land's End Peninsula

Craig Weatherhill

Uniquely qualified to produce this book, Craig presents a detailed analysis and translations of the place-names of the area, illustrated with his own pen and ink drawings.

ISBN: 9781999777500
210 pages


The Land’s End Peninsula is as far southwest as one can go on the mainland of Britain, reaching well out into the wild Atlantic. It is a treasure house of the past as well being in tune with the present. Not surprisingly, it was the last outpost of the Cornish language as a traditional community tongue. Craig, installed as a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 1981, is a Cornish archaeologist, historian and toponymist and the author of several books. Having made a particular study of the place-names in Cornwall, this new book explores the origins and development of the place-names of the Land’s End peninsula in much greater depth than his previous work.

“If you love the far west of Cornwall you will love this book.”

Ray Chubb: Bard Map Essa of the Cornish Gorsedh