Cornishman’s House: An Introduction to the History of Traditional Domestic Architecture in Cornwall – Veronica Chesher and F.J. Chesher
This is a book about the old houses of Cornwall. People’s homes have an interest which is not the prerogative of builders and architects, and the old houses of the countryside have a special appeal. Until recently, historians and architectural students concentrated their attention on the great houses,and more modest dwellings such as the smaller manors, farmhouses and cottages were seldom written about. However, within the last twenty years the historical importance and general interest of these houses has been realised, thanks to the enthusiasm of such pioneers as Professor W.G.Hoskins and the late Sir Cyril Fox. The result has been an increasing amount of research into smaller domestic buildings and the realisation of the richness of individual regional character displayed by them.