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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130838
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321942
Location: Arkengarthdale, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Arkengarthdale
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
NY 90 SE
9/5 Old Powder Magazine
GV II *
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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