Gunpowder Factory at Powder Mills, a Partially Enclosed Stone Hut Circle Settlement and Round Cairn


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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council


Dartmoor Forest

Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN625625 (262513, 76582)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.5722, -3.94181

Nearest Postcode

PL20 6SP

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The remains of a rectangular stone building standing in an isolated position to the south west of Powder Mills (SX 67 NW 99). It is built of coursed granite with walls 0.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high, defining an internal area of 8.3 metres by 4.55 metres. The building is interpreted as a powder magazine in which finished gunpowder from Powder Mills was stored prior to transportation. Scheduled.

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