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HER Number:MDV103783
Name:Western two Cottages at Powder Mills Cottages


Western two cottages shown on 19th century map at Powder Mills 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

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

Full description

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

Buildings shown on 19th century map.

Dawson, T. + Hambley, J., 1995, A Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings belonging to the Powdermills Gunpowder Factory, Postbridge, 5-6, Figure 5, Plates 3-4, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV351071.

The buildings at Powdermills Farm were first shown on maps in the mid 19th century.
Building 504: This building is the western of a pair of cottages at Powder Mills Cottages. The two storey building has a single storey outshot at the rear. The exterior of the south wall is slate hung. The central door is fronted by a modern porch with windows either side. The north wallis of roughly coursed granite rubble with three windows and one door.. The western window truncates the top of an earlier granite blocked door. The ground floor has two rooms each with a single window and fireplace and there are two first floor rooms.
Building 505: This building is the eastern of a pair of cottages at Powder Mills Cottages. It is abutted by a single outshot to the rear. The cottage layout is mainly the same as Building 504.
The two cottages were contemporary and built as dwellings for workers at the gunpowder factory.

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

Two small adjoining square buildings 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: #63277 ]
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. 5-6, Figure 5, Plates 3-4, 6.

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)
  • EDV8645 - Powder Mills and Gawler Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 4:13PM