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.

 

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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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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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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Luxulyan Valley with Charlestown

Click to see a larger version of this imageluxulyan valley view across treffry viaduct

The steep-sided Luxulyan Valley on the south Cornish coast became an important transport corridor in the nineteenth century


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