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Latitude: 54.2812 / 54°16'52"N
Longitude: -2.7562 / 2°45'22"W
OS Eastings: 350862
OS Northings: 487546
OS Grid: SD508875
Mapcode National: GBR 9L6Y.22
Mapcode Global: WH832.MNQB
Plus Code: 9C6V76JV+FG
Entry Name: Search House and Clocking on Shed at Sedgwick Powder Works
Listing Date: 29 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244935
English Heritage Legacy ID: 472819
Location: Helsington, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA8
Civil Parish: Helsington
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Underbarrow with Helsington
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
SD 58 NW,
Search House and Clocking on Shed at Sedgwick Powder Works
Search house and clocking-on shed. Mid C19, with minor late C20 alterations. Random rubble limestone and vertical boarding beneath a single-hipped roof with a Westmorland slate roof covering. South end wall, which forms part of site boundary and helps define the main entrance, has a level flat-coped top with small blocked openings. West side doorway with boarded door and blocked window. North and east walls are blind. Listed for group value with the adjacent gate house and office (item 4/10002).
The Sedgwick Powder works is the most complete of the gunpowder manufacturing sites in Cumbria, an important location for the industry. The hazardous nature of the process led to the development of highly-dispersed sites, with workshops and drying areas sited in isolated positions, often with blast banks between them. Non-manufacturing buildings however, such as the search house and gate house could be grouped together, as in this instance. The survival of so complete a set of buildings as are found on this site is extremely uncommon.
Listing NGR: SD5086287546
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