Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape - The Miners Church- 1215-010
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 50° 32.023 W 004° 11.489
30U E 415560 N 5598652
Quick Description: St Paul's Church at Gulworthy is sited just off the A390 in the Tamar valley. It is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 10:12:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM4QFM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 16

Long Description:
The Tamar valley is now quiet and the mines have been closed for many years. However back in the middle of the nineteenth century the area was the largest copper producer in Europe. At that time more than 7000 people worked in or on the mines. In 1856 the Duke of Bedford, the main land owner, gave money and land for the building of St Paul's Church and the school next door. He wanted to help with the mining families' spiritual as well as their educational needs. Later in the century the mines started to close and the miners were forced to find employment elsewhere. The men and their families immigrated to all parts of the world. Their descendants travel from places such Australia and Canada to visit this little church to see the graves of their ancestors.
Type: Building

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1215/multiple=1&unique_number=1392

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