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.
What in the West Country were known as the stannaries?