Rating: 7,9/10 (1174 votes)The large-scale mining landscape located in the counties of Cornwall and West Devonshire is a collection of numerous mines, machine rooms, smelters and their ancillary premises, as well as ports, harbors, etc. Exploration of this area can give a fairly accurate idea of the development of the mining industry, as well as copper and tin mining in Britain during the industrial revolution in the 17th and early 19th centuries. Due to its high historical value, this entire landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is significant that even after the closure of the enterprises in Cornwall and Devonshire, mining settlements and factories around the world were built on their model for a long time. Indeed, the success of the local industry is not in doubt - a good two-thirds of all copper in the world was produced here at the beginning of the 19th century. The landscape includes 10 separate districts, created in the years 1700-1914 and the best preserved to this day. These are St. Just, Port Hale, Wendron, Gwennap, Tamar Valley and many others.
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Topic: The mining landscape of Cornwall and West Devon in the UK.