Mining In Cornwall And Devon: Mines And Men by Roger BurtMining In Cornwall And Devon: Mines And Men by Roger Burt

Mining In Cornwall And Devon: Mines And Men

byRoger Burt, Raymond Burnley, Michael Gill

Book & Toy | December 15, 2014

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Mining in Cornwall and Devon brings together material from a variety of hard-to-find sources on the detailed history of the thousands of mines that operated in Cornwall and Devon from the late 1790s to the present day. It presents information about what and when these mines produced; who owned and managed each mine; and how many men, women, and children each mine employed. Illustrated throughout and accompanied by an interactive CD, Mining in Cornwall and Devon is an eloquent overview of the structure and progress of an industry that became a crucible of innovation during Britain's industrial revolution.
Roger Burt is professor emeritus of economic history at the University of Exeter, where Raymond Burnley is a former IT systems developer and Michael Gill was a research fellow of economic history. Alasdair Neill is a freelance researcher who specializes in mining in South West England.
Title:Mining In Cornwall And Devon: Mines And MenFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:University Of Exeter PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:085989889X

ISBN - 13:9780859898898

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
General Introduction

Section 1 - The Mineral Statistics c. 1850-1920
(i) Introduction
(ii) Mining in Cornwall
(iii) Mining in Devonshire
(iv) An Overview of the Two Counties
(v) Tables

Section 2 - Output Data before and after the Mineral Statistics: Stannary, Ticketing and Aggregate Returns
(i) The Eighteenth Century
(ii) The Twentieth Century
(iii) The Future
(iv) Tables

Section 3 - The Duchy of Cornwall Returns
(i) Introduction
(ii) Evolution
(iii) The Duchy's Role in South West Mining
(iv) Reform of the Coinage
(v) Income from Mining and Minerals
(vi) The Duchy as Mineral Owner
(vii) Clay and Stone Quarrying
(viii) Coal Mining
(ix) Conclusion
(x) Tables

Section 4 - Mining Companies and their Personnel c. 1850-1920
(i) Sources of the Data
(ii) Investigation of the Data


A1 The General State of the Copper Mines in Cornwall for Seven Years ending 31 December 1789
A2 Mining Material Costs and Copper Ore Prices 1791-1798
A3 The Financial Condition of the Cornish Copper Mines 1792-1798
A4 Biographical Notes on Mine Managers

Bibliography of mine-related books and articles
The CD: Description of the Contents and User's Manual
Index of Mine Names

Editorial Reviews

“A very impressive compilation containing valuable overviews and insights into an economically, socially and archaeologically significant part of Devon (and Cornwall's) heritage.”