Sunday, 20 January 2013

1215 GB - Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (2006)

Brief Description

"Much of the landscape of Cornwall and West Devon was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result of the rapid growth of pioneering copper and tin mining. Its deep underground mines, engine houses, foundries, new towns, smallholdings, ports and harbours, and their ancillary industries together reflect prolific innovation which, in the early 19th century, enabled the region to produce two-thirds of the world’s supply of copper. The substantial remains are a testimony to the contribution Cornwall and West Devon made to the Industrial Revolution in the rest of Britain and to the fundamental influence the area had on the mining world at large. Cornish technology embodied in engines, engine houses and mining equipment was exported around the world. Cornwall and West Devon were the heartland from which mining technology rapidly spread."


"由于18世纪到19世纪早期铜矿和锡矿开采的迅速发展,康沃尔和西德文的大部分景观发生了很大变化。地表深处的地下矿井、动力车 间、铸造厂、卫星城、小农场、港口和海湾,以及各种辅助性的产业都体现了层出不穷的创新,正是这些创新使该地区在19世纪早期生产了全世界三分之二的铜。 矿区遗址体现了康沃尔郡和西德文郡对于英国其他地区工业革命做出的巨大贡献,以及该地区对全球采矿业产生的深远影响。康沃尔的技术体现于出口到全世界的发 动机、动力车间和采矿设备。康沃尔郡和西德文郡是采矿技术迅速传播的中心地带。19世纪60年代,该地区的采矿业逐渐衰落,于是大量矿工迁移到其他具有康 沃尔传统的矿区生活和工作,比如南非、澳大利亚、中美洲和南美洲,在那里仍然保留着康沃尔式的动力车间。"

Source UNESCO WH website

1215-001     St Just Mining District
1215-002     The Port of Hayle
1215-003     Tregonning and Gwinear Mining Districts(003i) with Trewavas (003ii)   
1215-004     Wendron Mining District   
1215-005     Camborne and Redruth Mining District(005i) with Wheal Peevor (005ii) and Portreath Harbour (005iii)
1215-006     Gwennap Mining District (006i) with Devoran and Perran (006ii) and Kennall Vale (006iii)
1215-007     St Agnes Mining District
1215-008     The Luxulyan Valley (008i) and Charlestown (008ii)   
1215-009     Caradon Mining District   
1215-010     Tamar Valley Mining District (010i) with Tavistock (010ii)
Courtesy of Lucy from England
 1215-001 Crown's Mine Botallack in St Just Mining District

Courtesy of Elcmae from RR579
1215-007 Wheal Coates in St Agnes Mining District

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