Cornwall and Devon [USED] Devon and Somerset Mines

[USED] Devon and Somerset Mines

SKU SKU14415
Weight 0.25 kg


Burt, Roger, Waite, Peter & Burnley, Ray, paperback, 136 pages, University of Exeter, 1984.

This is the sixth volume in a continuing series of 'The Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdon 1845-1913' and begins the coverage of the South West Peninsula. Devon and Somerset mines are less well known than their Cornish neighbours but they had a continuous history lasting two thousand years and included some of the world's biggest producers. This volume looks at the last years of the industry, tracing its decline from a high point in the mid-nineteenth century to near extinction in the years immediately preceding the First World War. Bringing together official government returns of production, ownership, management and employment, it provides basic information on all of the mines working in the district during this period. The addition of new locational information in the form of Ordnance Survey Grid References makes this the most comprehensive field guide to the still substantial surface and underground remains of both counties.
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