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Cornwall, Devon & Somerset ... Books

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Barton, D.B. An Introduction to the Industrial Archaeology of Cornwall (Truro: Tormark Press, 1971).

Barton, D.B. The Story of Cornwall's Engine Houses (Truro: Tormark Press, 1970).

Blackwell, H.C. From a Dark Stream: The Story of Cornwall's Amazing People and their Impact on the World (Truro: Dyllansow Truran, 1986).

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Buckley, J.A. Tudor Tin Bounds, West Penwith (Redruth: Dyllansow Truran, 1987).

Buckley, J.A. Cornish Mining - Underground (Penryn: Tor Mark Press, 1989).

Buckley, J.A. Cornish Mining - at Surface (Penryn: Tor Mark Press, 1990).

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Cornish Engines Preservation Society Cornish Pumping Engines and Rotative Beam Engines (Cornish Engines Preservation Society, 1953).

Dickinson, H.W. and Titley, A. Richard Trevithick, the Engineer and the Man (Cambridge: 1934).

Dines, H.G. The Metalliferous Mining Region of Southwest England: Vols I and II with additional Addenda and Corrigenda by K.E. Beer (London: HMSO, 1988. Reprinted in paperback).

Gerrard, S. and Sharpe, A. Archaeological Survey and Excavation at Wheal Prosper Tin Stamps, Lanivet (Cornish Archaeology, No.24, 1985).

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Noall, C. Cornish Mine Disasters (Redruth: Dyllansow Truran, 1989)

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Vivian, John Tales of the Cornish Miner (Penryn: Tor Mark Press, 1990)

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Cornwall, Devon & Somerset ... Theses

Gerrard, G.A.M. Excavation of a Medieval Tin Works at West Colliford, St Neot Parish, Cornwall (University of Wales PhD Thesis, 1983).

Gerrard, G.A.M. The Early Cornish Tin Industry. An Archaeological and Historical Survey (University of Wales PhD Thesis, 1986).

Gerrard, S. The Early Cornish Tin Industry (Universlty College of Wales, Lampeter, PhD Thesis, 1987).


Cornwall, Devon & Somerset ... Papers

Anon "Cliff Top Mine Ruins are to be Restored" West Briton (Aug. 2nd 1984).

Anon "Cornish Chamber of Mines" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.12 No.4 (1977), pp.

Anon "Engine House Restored" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.12 No.2 (1977), p.189.

Anon "Geevor Mine - Part 1" Mine and Quarry Engineering, 21:7 (1955), pp.282-290.

Anon "Geevor Mine - Part 2" Mine and Quarry Engineering, 21:8 (1955), pp.322-328.

Anon "Geevor Mine - Part 3" Mine and Quarry Engineering, 21:9 (1955), pp.366-376.

Anon "Holman Museum goes to Wendron" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.14 No.4 (1979), pp.375-376.

Anon "Kit Hill Consols" Plymouth Mining and Mineral Club Newsletter, 3:3 (1972).

Anon "Morwellham Quay" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.13 No.1 (1978), p.94.

Anon "Note on the Cornish Waterwheel Preservation Society" Cornish Archaeology, 9 (1970), pp.81-82.

Anon "Preservation of Cornish Engine Houses" (Statement based on Cornwall County Council Statements) Plymouth Mining and Mineral Club Newsletter, 3:1 (1973).

Anon "Reduction to Rubble" Western Morning News (June 21st 1984).

Anon "Restoring Cornish Mining Heritage" Western Morning News (July 30th 1984).

Anon "Redcliff Hill Shot Tower, Bristol" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.5 No.4 (1968), pp.409-410.

Anon "South Crofty Cornish Pumping Engine" Mine and Quarry Engineering, 21:12 (1955), pp.500-501.

Anon "The Wheal Emma Mine" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.4 No.4 (1967), p.391.

Anon "Tin and Tungsten Mining Revival" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.12 No.2 (1977), p.186.

Anon "William Champion's Brass Works" Industrial Archaeology, Vol.5 No.1 (1968), pp.206-207.

Arx, R. von "A Glimpse at East Trevell Mine in Cornwall" British Mining, No.43 (1991), pp.41-42.

Arx, R. von "A Glimpse at Cape Cornwall Mine" British Mining, No.43 (1991), pp.43-46.

Arx, R. von "Vignette on Nanty Mine" British Mining, No.45 (1992), pp.37-39.

Arx, R. von "False Hopes at New Wheal Speedwell" British Mining, No.48 (1993), pp.86-89.

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