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HER Number:MDV14260
Name:Brazen Ward Powder Magazine, Lundy


Building with massive walls and cobbled floor interpreted as a possible powder store.


Grid Reference:SS 139 468
Map Sheet:SS14NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14NW/5/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 737

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POWDER MAGAZINE (XVI to XVII - 1501 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Gardner, K. S., 1968, Lundy Archaeological Investigations 1967, 41042, 44 (Article in Serial). SDV6944.

Summary report of 1967 excavations.

Hurst, D. G., 1968, Untitled Source, 175-176 (Article in Serial). SDV8366.

Building associated with Brazen Ward artillery fort. A section put across the main chamber revealed massive walls and cobbled floor interpreted as a possible powder store. Pottery suggests it predates the Civil War by 100 years. Possibly associated with Elizabeth I's warnings to the Grenvilles to defend Lundy against the Spanish.

Thomas, J., 1978, A History of Lundy, 1390-1775, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV1273.

Main building of two rooms, one with 2 metre thick walls, possibly a powder chamber. Later Tudor pottery found here, attributed to the 1590s.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 30, 101,050 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1273Article in Serial: Thomas, J.. 1978. A History of Lundy, 1390-1775. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. A5 Paperback. 140.
SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 30, 101,050.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81193 ]
SDV6944Article in Serial: Gardner, K. S.. 1968. Lundy Archaeological Investigations 1967. Lundy Field Society Annual Report. 19. Unknown. 41042, 44.
SDV8366Article in Serial: Hurst, D. G.. 1968. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 2. Unknown. 175-176.

Associated Monuments

MDV20Part of: Brazen Ward, Lundy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 27 2010 9:12AM