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Old Powder Magazine

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4263 / 54°25'34"N

Longitude: -2.0036 / 2°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 399863

OS Northings: 503429

OS Grid: NY998034

Mapcode National: GBR GKG8.02

Mapcode Global: WHB54.605K

Entry Name: Old Powder Magazine

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321942

Location: Arkengarthdale, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Arkengarthdale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

NY 90 SE
9/5 Old Powder Magazine
Powder magazine, now in agricultural use. c1804. Rubble with flush
quoins, stone slate roof. Hexagonal in plan; gabled porch with kneelers
projecting from side formerly facing C B smelting mills. Single-storey.
One side contains inserted sash window with glazing bars, other sides
each contain a blank window with rounded head and projecting keystone.
Shaped kneelers, triangular copings to pyramidal main roof, ball finial
at apex. Interior: plastered and ceiled, a second doorway formerly in
side opposite porch. Built to store the black powder used in the nearby
C B lead-mines, established by Charles Bathurst. This unique survival
of the great lead-mining industry of Arkengarthdale shows considerable
design qualities. Robert T Clough, The Lead Smelting Mills of the
Yorkshire Dales, 1962; Arthur Raistrick, The Lead Industry of
Wensleydale and Swaledale, 1975.

Listing NGR: NY9986303429

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