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Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Cornwall and West Devon, United Kingdom|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iii), (iv)|
|Inscription||2006 (30th Session)|
|Area||19,719 ha (48,730 acres)|
Devon made around 25-40% of the amount of tin that Cornwall did up to the mid-16th century. However, the total amount of tin made in both Cornwall and Devon during this time was relatively small. After the 1540s, Cornwall's production took off while Devon's production was only about between a ninth to a tenth of that of Cornwall.
From the mid-16th century onwards, the Devon Stannaries were giving very little in income to the King. They were sidelined as such following the Supremacy of Parliament Act 1512 (this does not apply to the Stannaries of Cornwall).
The landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon were reshaped during the 18th and 19th centuries by the mining for copper and tin trade. The underground mines, engine houses, foundries, new towns, smallholdings, ports, harbours, and other supporting industries together reflect the development that allowed the region to produce two-thirds of the world's supply of copper.
- A1 - St Just Mining District
- A2 - Port of Hayle
- A3i - Tregonning and Gwinear Mining District]]
- A3ii - Trewavas
- A4 - Wendron Mining District
- A5i - Camborne and Redruth Mining District
- A5ii - Wheal Peevor
- A5iii - Portreath Harbour
- A6i - Gwennap Mining District
- A6ii - Devoran and Perran Foundry
- A6iii - Kennall Vale
- A7 - St Agnes Mining District
- A8i - Luxulyan Valley
- A8ii - Charlestown
- A9 - Caradon Mining District
- A10i - Tamar Valley
- A10ii - Tavistock
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