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 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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Tregonning and Gwinear Mining Districts with Trewavas

Click to see a larger version of this imageTregonning and Gwinear Mining Districts with Trewavas A3 Wheal Trewavas copyright A Cocks at Conrwall Council

The Tregonning Area is thought to have been the first district to use of gunpowder for blasting in 1689. 


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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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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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