POWDER MILLS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1105418

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1987

Statutory Address: POWDER MILLS

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: POWDER MILLS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: West Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Dartmoor Forest

National Park: DARTMOOR

National Grid Reference: SX 62787 77308

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History

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Details

LYDFORD SX 67 NW 11/20 Powder Mills - GV II

Ruins of gunpowder mill. Established in 1844 by a Plymouth alderman George Frean. Originally quite an extensive complex of buildings running up the valley with several water wheels turned by water from a leat and with 2 chimneys. All the buildings are now in varying degrees of ruin although one chimney survives and 3 main groups are recognisable of granite rubble with granite lintels, all roofless. The chimney is well constructed with stringcourse near the top and plinth. It has a covered channel running downhill from it towards the largest ruinous building. The invention of dynamite in 1867 rapidly superceded gunpowder. and the mills, which employed about 100 men closed in the 1890s. Source: Dartmoor : A New Study - Industry : Frank Booker.

Listing NGR: SX6278777308

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 92753

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Booker, F, 'Dartmoor A New Study' in Industry, ()

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