Gunpowder works at Kennall Vale, Stithians / St. Gluvias - Cornwall (UA)

This large scheduled area is centred on a steep sided, wooded valley, which contains remains of ruined buildings, mills, leats and bridges associated with a C19 gunpowder works. After years of abandonment, the many ruined structures on the site are at risk from tree and vegetation growth, water and footpath erosion and collapse. Recently, the most 'at risk' structures and leats were consolidated through a Natural England Stewardship scheme but there remain many outstanding management needs.

Gunpowder works at Kennall Vale, Stithians / St. Gluvias - Cornwall (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Gunpowder works at Kennall Vale
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020143
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cornwall (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Industrial building

Location

    Building Name:
    Gunpowder works at Kennall Vale
    Unitary Authority:
    Cornwall (UA)
    Parish:
    Stithians / St. Gluvias
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Camborne and Redruth
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Charity (non-heritage)
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 9 LBs, WHS