Tavistock World Heritage Site

Professor Daniel Maudlin and Dr Alan Butler are directors of the Tavistock Heritage Partnership, the body responsible for heritage interpretation, education and community programmes in Tavistock, Devon, as part of the HLF-funded restoration and re-use of the historic Guildhall in partnership with Tavistock Town Council. 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. 

For further information contact Daniel Maudlin or Alan Butler.