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Dr. Peter Claughton

  • Forename: Peter
  • Surname: Claughton
  • Primary Position: Mining Heritage Specialist
  • Secondary Position: Archeologist

Brief CV

Peter Claughton is a mining historian and archaeologist with many years experience in the investigation of metal mining in Britain, Ireland, France and Australia. He works primarily within the voluntary sector and is currently managing a detailed assessment of mining archaeology in England, funded by Historic England, the first part of which was published in 2016.  

Over the years he has taken an active interest in the international aspects of historic mining and has carried out assessments for ICOMOS in relation to World Heritage Status for The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Japan (2006),  The Mercury and Silver Binominal on the Intercontinental Amino Real - Idrija, in Solvenia, Almaden, in Spain, and San Louis, in Mexico (2009), and The Roros Mining Town and Circumference , Norway (2009). Current projects include the investigation of multi-period iron mining and processing in Pyrénées-Orientales (France), the processing of silver-rich ores in Queensland (Australia), and the working of home resources for the iron and steel industry in the United Kingdom during the First World War.


  • Post-graduate supervisor - University of Wales Trinity St Davids Hon. University Fellow, College of Humanities, University of Exeter

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