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HER Number:MDV103782
Name:Building adjoining the west end of Powder Mill Cottages


Building shown on 19th century map adjoining the west end of Powder Mill Cottages


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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW260
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1471161

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1800 AD to 2014 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown as the western side of an L-shaped building at Powdermills Cottages on the 19th century map.

Dawson, T. + Hambley, J., 1995, A Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings belonging to the Powdermills Gunpowder Factory, Postbridge, 4-5, Figure 4, Plate 5 (Report - Survey). SDV351071.

The buildings at Powdermills Farm first appeared on maps in the mid 19th cantury.
Building 503: rectangular single storey structure of roughly coursed granite rubble abutting Building 502 to the north and Building 504 to the east. A single original window is situated in the east wall and a double door was later inserted into the south wall. Th west wall shows four phases of construction with the southern half being original. A possible fireplace in a later part of the western wall is the only visible internal feature. The original structur may have been a store building associated with the adjacent cottages which may later have had an industrial use before reverting to storage use by 1995.
Building 502: single storey modern mainly breeze block extension abutting the north wall of Building 503. The west wall if of granite rubble and the south wall of soured granite. In 1995 the building was used as a shed.

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

Recatngular building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63276 ]
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. 4-5, Figure 4, Plate 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV59864Part of: Powdermills Farmstead, Powder Mills, Lydford (Monument)
MDV103781Related to: Building to west of Powder Mills Cottages (Building)
MDV103780Related to: Building west of Powder Mills Cottages (Building)
MDV103784Related to: Buildings at the eastern end 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)
MDV103783Related to: Western two Cottages at Powder Mills Cottages (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6128 - Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings associated with Powdermills Gunpowder Factory (Ref: 95.63)
  • EDV8645 - Powder Mills and Gawler Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 4:13PM