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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is a World Heritage Site in England recognising the history of copper and tin mining in the area. The two places have been producing tin, although in relatively small quantities for centuries, but it was only after 1540 that the tin production in Cornwall took off.


The old tin mine of St Agnes in Cornwall
The old tin mine of St Agnes in Cornwall
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As a result of the tin and copper mining that took place in Cornwall and West Devon, there are today well-preserved underground mines, engine houses, foundries, smallholdings, new towns, ports, harbours and other related industries in the area. The engine houses designed in Cornwall can today be seen in different parts of the world including in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, among others. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 9 - 16 July, 2006.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 50 8 10 W 5 23 1 in Cornwall and Devon Counties
Inscription Year: 2006
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV

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