A World Heritage Site

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On July 13th 2006, the mining landscape of Cornwall and West Devon Became a World Heritage Site.

Cornish mining is now recognised as having cultural importance on a global level.  There are ten areas which show the most authentic and historically significant suriving components of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

 

St Just Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageSt Just Mining District A1 Wheal Edward copyright B Gamble at Cornwall Council

The St Just Mining District contains some of the most dramatically located mines and structures of any Area of the World Heritage Site.


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Gwennap Mining District with Devoran, Perran and Kennall Vale

Click to see a larger version of this imagegwennap pit

Described as the richest square mile on earth due to the incredible amount of rich copper ore which was being raised here in the early nineteenth century.


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Tamar Valley with Tavistock

Click to see a larger version of this imageMorwellham areial view

The mines of this district worked an important group of tin and copper lodes.  


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World Heritage Site

Click to see a larger version of this imageindustrial landscape of Cornwall in the 18th century

Cornish Mining: a true World Heritage


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