New Research into Mineworker’s Smallholdings

New Bridge, Gunnislake 1880s

The Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site have undertaken some new research into Mineworkers’ Smallholdings in Area 10 of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site – the Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock. In total 77 smallholdings were […]

Promoting our Produce

Description This project supports market gardening enterprises, community allotment, including training programmes for new plot holders.  It looks at the feasibility of establishing new markets through promoting heritage varieties using new branding to give added value. Why is this important? The importance of local food and varieties has increased in recent years and communities are […]

Small Detail Big Difference

Disused Cornish tin mine

Description Vernacular buildings and distinctive regional details play a key role in giving a place its identity.  This project aims to work with local communities to identify these key elements and compile an evidence base to inform future management and identify potential threats.  Other subjects include river heritage, market gardening, orchards, mineworkers smallholdings and hidden/undiscovered […]

Heritage of Innovation

Description Explores the pioneering innovation of this unique area, including groundbreaking mining technology, experimental research for the market gardening industry and inventive forestry techniques. This will be carried out through a variety of creative media and activities to raise awareness and strengthen understanding of the evolution of the Scheme area landscape and how the challenges […]