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HER Number:MDV103781
Name:Building to west of Powder Mills Cottages


Building to the west of Powder Mills Cottages


Grid Reference:SX 627 769
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of streamworking, peat working and associated leats west of Powder Mills Cottages

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW260
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1471161
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX to Late 20th Century - 1900 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

Dawson, T. + Hambley, J., 1995, A Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings belonging to the Powdermills Gunpowder Factory, Postbridge, 3, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV351071.

The buildings at Powdermills Farm first appear on maps in the mid 19th century.
Building 501: A small shed -like extension to Building 517 to the south built of random coursed granite blocks. There is a blocked recess in the centre of the south wall. Four large iron hooks have been inserted across the lintel. The recess is flanked by original doorways but the slate roof is recent. The building does not appear on historic maps and was used for storage in 1995.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Small rectangular building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63275 ]
SDV351071Report - Survey: Dawson, T. + Hambley, J.. 1995. A Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings belonging to the Powdermills Gunpowder Factory, Postbridge. Exeter Archaeology. 95.63. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3, Figure 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV59864Part of: Powdermills Farmstead, Powder Mills, Lydford (Monument)
MDV103782Related to: Building adjoining the west end of Powder Mill Cottages (Building)
MDV103780Related to: Building west of Powder Mills Cottages (Building)
MDV5913Related to: Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory, Cherry Brook (Monument)
MDV93493Related to: Powdermills Farmhouse and attached former Cooperage and rear Farm Building (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6128 - Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings associated with Powdermills Gunpowder Factory (Ref: 95.63)
  • EDV8644 - Cherrybrook and Longford Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8645 - Powder Mills and Gawler Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:May 15 2023 11:01AM