Andrew Langdon Local Historian on Cornish Crosses

Local historian Andrew Langdon has spent most of his adult life researching, discovering and helping to preserve Cornwall’s medieval stone crosses. This is a hobby which got out of control! During the last thirty years Andrew has written a series of five guide books, many notes and papers, given numerous talks and lectures, and led many guided walks to look at these ancient monuments. Andrew completed an MA in Cornish Studies in 2005 through the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter. He was made a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh for his work with Cornish crosses in 1990, and was named Cornwall Heritage Trust’s ‘Heritage Champion’ in 2010.
As well as stone crosses, Andrew is interested in all aspects of Cornish history and was the overall winner of the Hoyler an Gof Cornish Book Awards in 2013 for his book Wade-Bridge: Notes on the history of a fifteenth century bridge.