Devon and Somerset Mines
(Mineral Statistics Of The United Kingdom, 1845-1913)
Distributed for University of Exeter Press
This is th sixth volume in the continuing serues if The Mineral Statistic of the United Kingdom 1845-1913 and begins the coverage of the South West Peninsular. Devon and Somerset mines ae less well known than their Cornish neighbours but they had a continuius history lasting two thousand years and included some of the world’s biggest producers.
This volume looks at the last years of the industry, tracing its decline from a high point in the mid-nineteenth century to near extinction in the the years immediately proceeding the Frst World War.
Briging together offficial government returns of production, ownership, management and employment, it provides basic information of new locational informatuion in the form of Ordance Survey Grid References makes this the most comprehenive field guide to the still substantial surface and underground remains of both counties.