Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1130838

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: OLD POWDER MAGAZINE


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Statutory Address: OLD POWDER MAGAZINE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire (District Authority)

Parish: Arkengarthdale


National Grid Reference: NY 99863 03429


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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


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Legacy System number: 321942

Legacy System: LBS


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)

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