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.

 

The Wendron Mining District

Click to see a larger version of this imageThe Wendron Mining District A4 Medlyn copyright B Gamble at Cornwall Council

The Wendron Area has a history of tin production stretching back into antiquity. 


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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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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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The Port of Hayle

Click to see a larger version of this imageaerial view of the port of Hayle

Hayle became one of the principal mineral harbours in Cornwall in the nineteenth century.


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