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Elterwater Gunpowder Mills, Elterwater
Elterwater Gunpowder Mills
locality:-   Elterwater
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   gunpowder mill
coordinates:-   NY32640496 (estimate) 
1Km square:-   NY3205
10Km square:-   NY30

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 25 8) 
placename:-  Powder Mill
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
image OT01P104, button  goto source
Page 104:-  "... Here [Chapel Stile], taking the road to the left, we come ... at a little distance on the right, the works lately erected for the manufacture of gunpowder. ..."

Begun by David Huddlestone and Co, 1824; worked to 1931.

Tyler, Ian: 2002: Gunpowder Mills of Cumbria: Blue Roc Publications (Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 9523028 8 8

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