SD5088 : New Sedgwick Gunpowder Works

taken 3 months ago, near to Sedgwick, Cumbria, Great Britain

New Sedgwick Gunpowder Works
New Sedgwick Gunpowder Works
The leat, looking south (downstream).
The gunpowder works were apparently located here to take advantage of the available water power. Also, it was sufficiently remote to limit the damage from explosions. All the raw materials had to be imported (even charcoal after local supplies were depleted).
The site is a Scheduled Monument. See LinkExternal link .
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SD5088, 17 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Leat 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5098 8822 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.2347N 2:45.2707W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5098 8823
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Gunpowder Works  Scheduled Monument 

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