Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills, a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and round cairn, Dartmoor Forest, West Devon - Dartmoor (NP)

Devon's only C19 gunpowder factory dates to 1844 and comprises at least 18 buildings involved in the production, storage and management of gunpowder. These buildings are now vacant and neglected, and there are unmanaged trees growing across the site. As a result of Historic England grant and match funding from the Duchy of Cornwall, repair works to the collapsed southern gable end of Building 9 have been undertaken. The grant will also fund arboreal works to remove trees and tree limbs that pose a wind blow threat. Tree works will be undertaken in August 2019 after the end of nesting season.

Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills, a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and round cairn, Dartmoor Forest, West Devon - Dartmoor (NP)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills, a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and round cairn
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1016635
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dartmoor (NP)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Industrial building

Location

    Building Name:
    Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills
    County:
    Devon
    District / Borough:
    West Devon
    Parish:
    Dartmoor Forest
    National Park:
    Dartmoor (NP)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torridge and West Devon
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Crown
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs