Polperro Heritage Press

The Polperro Heritage Press was originally established in 1997 to publish non-fiction work relating to Polperro and South East Cornwall by local historians and Cornish authors. Closely associated with the Polperro Heritage Museum, it aims to bring the history of the area to the attention of a wider audience. The Polperro Heritage Press Cornish titles currently available are displayed on this page.


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Jonathan Couch's Cornish Birds
Edited by Roger Penhallurick

Dr. Jonathan Couch of Polperro was Cornwall's foremost naturalist in the 19th century. This fully illustrated edition draws on the extensive collection of his hitherto unpublished study of Cornish birds, begun in 1829, much of which has been lost for over a century.

Price £12.95 (ISBN 0 9530012 8 8)


LEWIS HARDING - Cornwall's Pioneer Photographer by Philip Correll

Lewis Harding's remarkable photographs of Polperro and its inhabitants in the 19th century are revealed in this fascinating account of one of the earliest exponents of photography in Cornwall.

Price £6.95 (ISBN 0 9530012 4 5)


Portrait of Polperro by
Sheila de Burlet

A beautifully illustrated account of Polperro's history, first published in 1977, that has become a much sought-after work for local historians and an ideal souvenir for visitors. Price 3.95. (ISBN 0 9530012 1 0)



Polperro's Smuggling Story by Jeremy Rowett Johns

"An ideal purchase for summer visitors and for any lover of Cornwall and the county's chequered history." Sunday Independent

"Fascinating and entertaining... an essential addition to the bookcase." Cornish Times

Available in paperback, price 4.95 (ISBN 0 9530012 0 2)


The Smugglers' Banker by
Jeremy Rowett Johns

The true story of Zephaniah Job's involvement in the smuggling trade in Polperro during the Napoleonic wars, full of new revelations of one of the most extraordinary figures in Cornish history.

"This book reveals a great deal about a number of Cornish families. Essential for historians and a delightful insight for visitors and locals alike." Cornish World

180 pages, 28 illustrations. Price 6.95 (ISBN 0 9530012 2 9)

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