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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1130838



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Arkengarthdale


Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321942

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ARKENGARTHDALE NY 90 SE 9/5 Old Powder Magazine 7.12.66 GV II * Powder magazine, now in agricultural use. c1804. Rubble with flush quoins, stone slate roof. Hexagonal in plan; gabled porch with kneelers projecting from side formerly facing C B smelting mills. Single-storey. One side contains inserted sash window with glazing bars, other sides each contain a blank window with rounded head and projecting keystone. Shaped kneelers, triangular copings to pyramidal main roof, ball finial at apex. Interior: plastered and ceiled, a second doorway formerly in side opposite porch. Built to store the black powder used in the nearby C B lead-mines, established by Charles Bathurst. This unique survival of the great lead-mining industry of Arkengarthdale shows considerable design qualities. Robert T Clough, The Lead Smelting Mills of the Yorkshire Dales, 1962; Arthur Raistrick, The Lead Industry of Wensleydale and Swaledale, 1975.

Listing NGR: NY9986303429

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Clough, R T , The Lead Smelting Mills of the Yorkshire Dales, (1962)
Raistrick, A, The Lead Industry of Swaledale and Wensleydale: The Mines, (1975)

National Grid Reference: NY 99863 03429


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