Stannaries


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Stannaries

(ˈstænərɪz)
n
(Placename) the Stannaries a tin-mining district of Devon and Cornwall, formerly under the jurisdiction of special courts
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The Stannaries were associated with which industrial activity?
In addition, special institutions known as the Stannaries were set up to govern the local tin-mining industry, institutions which bestowed remarkable privileges upon thousands of Cornish men and women.
Alongside the local prisons were also prisons whose origins lay in the franchises held by ecclesiastical and secular lords, lords of the manor including Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Royal forests and the stannaries.