Dating cornwall devon
Dating cornwall devon
Extensive stretches of Cornwall's coastline, and Bodmin Moor, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is regarded as the county flag by Cornwall Council.The banner of Saint Piran is a white cross on a black background (in terms of heraldry 'sable, a cross argent').
The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately.Historically tin mining was important in the Cornish economy, becoming increasingly significant during the High Middle Ages and expanding greatly during the 19th century when rich copper mines were also in production.In the mid-19th century, however, the tin and copper mines entered a period of decline.King Athelstan in AD 936 set the boundary between English and Cornish at the high water mark of the eastern bank of the River Tamar.From the early Middle Ages, language and culture were shared by Brythons trading across both sides of the Channel, resulting in the corresponding high medieval Breton kingdoms of Domnonée and Cornouaille and the Celtic Christianity common to both areas.Subsequently, china clay extraction became more important and metal mining had virtually ended by the 1990s.
Traditionally, fishing (particularly of pilchards) and agriculture (notably dairy products and vegetables) were the other important sectors of the economy.The administrative centre of Cornwall, and only city in the county, is Truro.Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora.The prosaically named High Cliff, between Boscastle and St Gennys, is the highest sheer-drop cliff in Cornwall at 223 metres (732 ft).However, there are also many extensive stretches of fine golden sand which form the beaches that are so important to the tourist industry, such as those at Bude, Polzeath, Watergate Bay, Perranporth, Porthtowan, Fistral Beach, Newquay, St Agnes, St Ives, and on the south coast Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth and the large beach at Praa Sands further to the south west.The Cornish nationalist movement contests the present constitutional status of Cornwall and seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly and powers similar to those in Wales and Scotland.