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HER Number:MDV103784
Name:Buildings at the eastern end of Powder Mills Cottages


Buildings shown on 19th century map at the eastern end of Powder Mills Cottages


Grid Reference:SX 628 769
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.

Several adjoining buildings shown on 19th century map at Powdermill Cottages.

Dawson, T. + Hambley, J., 1995, A Survey of the Service and Accommodation Buildings belonging to the Powdermills Gunpowder Factory, Postbridge, 6-7, Figure 6, Plate 7 (Report - Survey). SDV351071.

The buildings at Powdermills Farm were first shown on maps in the mid 19th century.
Building 506: Two storey building of roughly coursed granite with Granite lintels and quoins.and a modern pitched slate roof. There is a blocked window and a blocked door in the south wall with a smaller window and double doorway inserted. At first floor level there are two blocked doorways. The north wall has a modern doorway at the western end and a blocked doorway at the eastern end. The interior renovation obscures any evidence of previous internal features but the blocked doorways may indicate there was a storage loft on the first floor. The eastern part of the building may have formed a pair of cottages with Building 507. The western part of the building may originally have been an office or store. The building was used as an Outward Bound Centre in 1995.
Building 507: Building of roughly coursed granite rubble with two storeys to the front elevation and one to the rear. The building shows three main phases of development. The original two storey building consisted of two cottages with the eastern part of Building 506. Each cotage had a doorway at the front flanked by windows and with regularly spaced first floor windows. Subsequently a ground floor extension was built to the north. The building was used as a pottery and more recently briefly used as a saddlery.

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

Three adjoining 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: #63278 ]
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. 6-7, Figure 6, Plate 7.

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