Cornish Heritage

TOLGUS TIN STREAMING MILL

Industrial Heritage In Action

Much of Cornwall’s distinctive landscape has been shaped by mining.  Tin, copper and china clay were extracted, over many centuries, by numerous mines and in vast quantities. Many thousands were employed in the industry and a few made fortunes. The historical and cultural significance of this landscape has been recognised by the awarding of World Heritage Site status to a collection of ten metal mining sites in Cornwall and a small part of Devon.

The ten World Heritage Site areas* are :

St Just

Port of Hayle

Tregonning, Gwinear with Trewevas

Wendron

Camborne and Redruth

Gwennap/Devoran/Kennall Vale

St Agnes

Luxulyan Valley and Charlestown

Caradon

Tamar Valley and Tavistock

* Full details of the designated areas may be obtained from Cornwall County Council or Tourist Offices located in Cornwall.  The following Web links are to INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE ATTRACTIONS and DISCOVERY CENTRES located in or near designated World Heritage Sites.

Poldark Mine, Wendron, nr Helston

www.poldark-mine.co.uk

King Edward Mine, Troon nr Camborne

www.kingedwardmine.co.uk

Geevor Mine, Pendeen, nr Lands end.

www.geevor.com

Morwellham Quay, Tamar Valley

www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

Kit Hill

www.tamarvalley.org.uk

Cornish Mines & Engines, Camborne

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

China Clay Country Park

www.chinaclaycountry.co.uk

Trevarno Estate

www.trevarno.co.uk

Levant Mine & Beam Engine.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Mineral Tramways

www.cornwall.gov.uk/mineral-tramways

Cotehele

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Tavistock Museum

www.tavistockhistory.ik.com

Liskeard & District Museum & Information Centre

www.liskeard.gov.uk

Royal Cornwall Museum

www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Gwennap Pit

Tel. 01209 216638

Cornish Studies Library

www.cornwall.gov.uk