From approximately AD 1700 onwards, deep mining, principally for copper and tin, on an industrial scale involving developments in steam technology made individuals, companies, institutions, buildings, technologies and landscapes from across Cornwall renowned across the world and their combined contribution internationally recognised as integral to the development of the Industrial Revolution. A project within the post-medieval (nominally AD 1700-1914) mining landscape in West Penwith, Cornwall, applied auditory archaeology in the existing framework and context of Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC, the principles and methods of which were introduced in Chapter five). The project investigated whether places have particular and distinctive auditory characteristics and how closely those characteristics conform to character areas defined using more conventional HLC methodologies. The approach offers the potential to enhance understanding of past and contemporary changes in landscape development and use and it may also be of benefit in influencing future landscape-based management strategies.