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Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative

A partnership, entitled the Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative, between English Heritage (with the Heritage Lottery Fund), Cornwall Council and the District Councils, assessed the character and significance of 50 of the County's industrial settlements. This was undertaken between 1998 and 2004.

These settlements included villages, ports and towns associated with Cornwall's 19th century industrial revolution, based on metalliferous mining, slate and granite quarrying, and china clay extraction.

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CISI produced a settlement by settlement analysis in order to obtain an overview of the history, present character and importance of Cornwall's industrial settlements. This helps determine where, for example, new Conservation Areas should be designated (and existing ones revised), and could provide the basis for Conservation Area Statements (to be drawn up subsequently by Conservation Officers).