Sugar

WHS which in which the production or trade in Sugar played a significant role.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Sugar':

  • Aapravasi Ghat The Ghat was the arrival point for c half a million indentured labourers coming from India to work in the sugar plantations of Mauritius.
  • Bordeaux 18th century sugar trade
  • Bridgetown the fortified port town was able to establish its importance in the British Atlantic trade and became an entrepôt for goods, especially sugar, and enslaved persons destined for Barbados and the rest of the Americas (unesco website)
  • Cienfuegos Cienfuegos blossomed as a port in the 19th century due to a boom in the regional sugar trade
  • Liverpool Sugar from the West Indies and Mauritius was one of the most important of the goods shipped into the port. Nomination File :- "A million tons of sugar and molasses were imported annually from the Caribbean, South Africa and Mauritius, and the second largest sugar silo in the world with a capacity of 150,000 tons was built ... in 1957 for Tate and Lyles" (This, the UK's largest sugar company, had its origins in the city from the company formed there in 1869 by Henry Tate). The Nomination File identifies a number of buildings which were connected with the trade including the "Site of the first sugar refinery (sugar house) in Liverpool, a five-storey building erected by Richard Cleveland and Daniel Danvers between 1670 and 1673".
  • Rio de Janeiro sugar plantations on the Tijuca (middle 17th century)
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios Valley de los Ingenios: "a living museum of the sugar industry featuring 75 ruined sugar mills..."
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland Deforestation for sugar plantations has had a significant negative role in defining the areas of inscribed remnant rainforest. ; link