Tavistock World Heritage Site

Tavistock is the principal urban area in the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscapes World Heritage Site. The present day town centre was laid out by the Dukes of Bedford in the early to mid nineteenth century to provide housing and civic amenities for the mining community who lived in Tavistock and worked the Russell family's extensive and lucrative copper and arsenic mines.

The town's architecture and planning are based on the principles of the estate model village but its urban scale and focus on mining is exceptional. History at Plymouth is working with heritage consultants Gamble Fearon Partners to develop community-based research projects and is contributing to the design and  interpretation strategy for the  new WHS Gateway Centre, based in the former Guildhall Hall, scheduled to open in 2018. 

For further information contact Daniel Maudlin.