Mining in a Medieval Landscape: The Royal Silver Mines of the Tamar Valley

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‘Mining in a Medieval Landscape’ explores the history and archaeology of the late medieval royal silver mines at Bere Ferrers in the Tamar Valley in Devon. It compares their impact on the landscape with less intensive, traditional mining industries. The analysis of maps and documents together with archaeological field-survey work allows the mining landscape to be reconstructed in remarkable detail, including what is probably the first purpose-built mining town in Britain.

By Stephen Rippon, Peter Claughton & Chris Smart (30 Jul 2009)