Devon and Somerset Mines

Devon and Somerset Mines

by Raymond Burnley, Roger Burt, Peter Waite
     
 

This is th sixth volume in the continuing serues if The Mineral Statistic of the United Kingdom 1845-1913 and begins the coverage of the South West Peninsular. Devon and Somerset mines ae less well known than their Cornish neighbours but they had a continuius history lasting two thousand years and included some of the world’s biggest producers.

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Overview

This is th sixth volume in the continuing serues if The Mineral Statistic of the United Kingdom 1845-1913 and begins the coverage of the South West Peninsular. Devon and Somerset mines ae less well known than their Cornish neighbours but they had a continuius 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 the years immediately proceeding the Frst World War.

Briging together offficial government returns of production, ownership, management and employment, it provides basic information of new locational informatuion in the form of Ordance Survey Grid References makes this the most comprehenive field guide to the still substantial surface and underground remains of both counties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859892018
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/28/1984
Series:
Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom, 1845-1913 Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.38(d)

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