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Former Powder Magazine 150 Metres South West of Chapel Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Alston Moor, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.7894 / 54°47'21"N

Longitude: -2.3401 / 2°20'24"W

OS Eastings: 378224

OS Northings: 543886

OS Grid: NY782438

Mapcode National: GBR DF31.5X

Mapcode Global: WH91X.0WX7

Plus Code: 9C6VQMQ5+QW

Entry Name: Former Powder Magazine 150 Metres South West of Chapel Houses

Listing Date: 7 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73238

Location: Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, CA9

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Alston Moor

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Alston Moor

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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7/82 Former Powder Magazine
150 metres South West
of Chapel Houses

Farmbuilding, originally a gunpowder magazine belonging to the London
Lead Company. Probably early C19. Coursed rubble with stone flag
pyramidal roof. Square plan, with inserted cross wall (and later
temporary farm shelters abutting). Single original doorway in walls
18"-20" thick: small windows look later, probably made by enlarging
ventilation slits. Massively constructed roof with central post
supported by cross ties, raked struts to alternate principals, corner
ties, and substantial wall plates. Flag floor 2 later doorways
associated with its post-industrial use as a cattle/sheep shed. Note:
a deed of 1782 records the conveyance of a magazine to the London Lead
Company (which dominated Nenthead); the present building probably post-
dates the company's acquisition.

Listing NGR: NY7822443886

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