SD3483 : Low Wood Gunpowder Works

taken 10 months ago, near to Low Wood, Cumbria, Great Britain

Low Wood Gunpowder Works
Low Wood Gunpowder Works
Gunpowder manufacture was first licensed in 1798. Originally, the River Leven was navigable to Low Wood. After the railway arrived, the gunpowder was carried by a horse-drawn tramway up to Haverthwaite station. Production ended in 1935.
The main buildings have been converted into business units. The clock tower (1859) housed the saltpetre refinery. Grade II* Listed Building - LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3464 8366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.6663N 3:0.2688W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3457 8363
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Business Centre  Former Gunpowder Works  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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