Connection: Cultural landscape not recognized
Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales - see AB eval
I think it has been recognized "convey the functionality of the relict slate industrial cultural landscape in an exceptional manner" under criterion iv (under crit v it was not recognized).
As I remember it, the way we determined whether a WHS was "officially" recognised as a CL was by searching for "Cultural Landscape"
in the advanced search on the UNESCO Website - if that is done then the Web site returns 119 properties including the "Slate Landscape of NW Wales" ....but NOT Chankillo. So the former, but not the latter is "officially recogised" in my book!
Whether a site was proposed/described as a CL was always less clear - we considered it so if the Nomination file or the AB evaluation referred to it as such. On occasions in the early days of "Cultural Landscapes" (which were only accepted as a valid type of site c 1992) the phrase was used somewhat vaguely and inaccurately by nominating States Parties. For that reason and because there has always been the possibility that the AB evaluation might have refused a relevant Criterion or made some clear statement that the site was NOT being inscribed as a CL we had to make sure that this hadn't happened. Finally it was also possible that the WHC didn't go along with the AB evaluation and included a Criterion which the AB had declined...... in which case the only way of knowing was to look at the "Decision details"!
It has never been clear whether the non appearance of a WHS in the list returned by the search was due to an error in setting the flag on the UNESCO Web site or some genuine belief by UNESCO that the site is NOT a CL (or a mixture of the 2)!