China Clay pits near St Austell, Cornwall

China Clay pits near St Austell, Cornwall
Photograph taken 3 August 1974 © Copyright Historic England Archive.Aerofilms Collectio ref: aerofilms/ac281617

China Clay - kaolin - has been dug in Cornwall since the mid-18th century for the porcelain industry. This has had a dramatic effect on the landscape to the north-east of St Austell.

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