Lowwood gunpowder works - Scheduled Monument - List Entry

  • Description

    "....Lowwood is the best-preserved 19th century gunpowder works in northern England and retains most of its components including an in situ 19th century Robey boiler used in the gunpowder drying process. Many of the buildings preserve technological information relating to their late 18th century, 19th and/or 20th century use, while remains of two in situ water turbines occupying former wheelpits clearly illustrate the evolution of water-powered technology. The monument includes the upstanding buildings, ruins, earthworks, and buried remains of part of Lowwood gunpowder works, located on the east bank of the River Leven to the north east of Low Wood village. The gunpowders manufactured at Lowwood ranged from fine powders used for sporting and military purposes to course powders used for mining, quarrying and other blasting activities....
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1018134
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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