Powder Mills – Store

Reference:

  • Campbell, D. (2019): Powdermills: The story of the Dartmoor gunpowder factory.  Blackingstone Publishing, Moretonhampstead.

Powder Mills – Building by South Chimney

There is no record of what happened in this building. It has been suggested that charcoal may have been made on site, but alternatively, that it may have been used for processing and storing saltpetre.

Reference:  Campbell, D. 2019. Powdermills: The story of the Dartmoor gunpowder factory.  Blackingstone Publishing, Moretonhampstead.

Powder Mills – Breaking House

In this building slabs of gunpowder were broken up into different sizes.  One of the breaking tables is still in place.

Reference:  Campbell, D. 2019. Powdermills: The story of the Dartmoor gunpowder factory.  Blackingstone Publishing, Moretonhampstead.

Powder Mills – Preparation Room by track

Ingredients for making gunpowder were milled here – note two wheelpits.

Reference:  Campbell, D. 2019. Powdermills: The story of the Dartmoor gunpowder factory.  Blackingstone Publishing, Moretonhampstead.

Powder Mills – Watch House

From this building, the movement of raw materials coming onto the site and gunpowder leaving the site was monitored.

Reference:  Campbell, D. 2019. Powdermills: The story of the Dartmoor gunpowder factory.  Blackingstone Publishing, Moretonhampstead.