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There is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found.
Cornwall was the home of a division of the Dumnonii tribe – whose tribal centre was in the modern county of Devon – known as the Cornovii, separated from the Brythons of Wales after the Battle of Deorham, often coming into conflict with the expanding kingdom of Wessex before King Athelstan in AD 936 set the boundary between English and Cornish at the high water mark of the eastern bank of the River Tamar.
A large grouping of 11 bowl-shaped barrows lies at Chapman Barrows, near Parracombe, and nearby are barrows at Longstone and Wood Barrow.
There are stone circles at Almsworthy Common, Porlock Common, and Withypool Hill, and a superb hill fort at Shoulsborough Castle, near Challacombe.
Traditionally, fishing (particularly of pilchards) and agriculture (notably dairy products and vegetables) were the other important sectors of the economy.
Two police forces have become the first in the UK to launch a fully operational drone unit.
Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall.The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain resulted in the partial assimilation of Dumnonia into the Kingdom of Wessex during the eighth and ninth centuries.The western boundary with Cornwall was set at the River Tamar by King Æthelstan in 936.Drones from the trial have been used to help secure convictions in court cases, with evidence from them being used in jury bundles.There are currently six drones – equipped with a zoom camera and thermal imaging – in operation across the two forces.