Mining in Cornwall and Devon : Mines and Men, Paperback Book

Mining in Cornwall and Devon : Mines and Men Paperback


Mining in Cornwall and Devon is an economic history of mines, mineral ownership, and mine management in the South West of England. The work brings together material from a variety of hard-to-find sources on the thousands of mines that operated in Cornwall and Devon from the late 1790s to the present day.

It presents information on what they produced and when they produced it; who the owners and managers were and how many men, women and children were employed.

For the mine owners, managers and engineers, it also offers a guide to their careers outside the South West, in other mining districts across Britain and the world.

A long section on the Duchy of Cornwall provides details of the Duchy's role as the largest mineral owner in the South West, and of the modernisation and changing administration of the Stannaries. The printed book provides a guide to the sources, their interpretation and how they illustrate the long-term development and decline of the industry; the composite mine-by-mine tables are presented on an interactive CD included free with the book.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780859898898



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