Some of you may be interested in the symposium at Launceston Town Hall. Hosted by Cornwall and Devon Archaeological Societies


This symposium explores the many ways that extraction has contributed to the character and significance of the beautifully varied landscape of Cornwall and Devon: the landforms of pits, shafts and heaps, dams, adits and leats, and the distinctive structures built for hauling, pumping, and dressing. The landscape of extraction extends further via tramways, railways, and roadways, reaching count-houses, wrestling, and playing places. It draws in the chapels and reading rooms, smallholdings, grand houses, terraces, and rows that owe their existence to extraction and contribute to distinctive corners of Devon and Cornwall. see CAS DAS 2023 Symposium general flyer .pdf