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Disused Cornish tin mine


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 archaeology. 

Why is it important 

Community understanding and embracing of heritage does not have the wider reach of environmental/ecological issues.  This project will help to widen knowledge and ensure key heritage features are included in the planning process. Additionally, heritage features will be added to the relevant county Historic Environment Record. Heritage at risk sites will be identified and Conservation Management Plans produced to help preserve these features. There is potential for additional heritage features to be proposed for statutory listing/scheduling.


  • Historic Environment Action Plan written for the scheme area 
  • Heritage input into Neighbourhood Plans on a level similar to that of environmental/ecological input
  • Register of Mine Worker’s Smallholdings
  • Conservation Management Plans written for 4 sites under the auspices of the Monument Management Scheme 
  • Increased number of records entered onto the Historic Environment Record

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