Lowwood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, South Lakeland - Lake District (NP)

Remains of gunpowder works in operation from 1799 to1935. A detailed survey of the remains was completed by Historic England in 2004 showing that there was good preservation across the site. The saltpetre refinery retains many original features and is considered to be one of the best preserved examples of its type. Without a scheme of consolidation and vegetation management, the site will continue to deteriorate.

Lowwood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, South Lakeland - Lake District (NP)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Lowwood gunpowder works
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1018134
    Local Planning Authority:
    Lake District (NP)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Industrial building

Location

    Building Name:
    Lowwood Gunpowder Works
    County:
    Cumbria
    District / Borough:
    South Lakeland
    Parish:
    Haverthwaite
    National Park:
    Lake District (NP)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Westmorland and Lonsdale
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, WHS