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Old Sedgwick Gunpowder Mills, Helsington
Sedgwick Gunpowder Mills
Old Sedgwick Gunpowder Mills
site name:-   Kent, River
locality:-   Sedgwick
civil parish:-   Helsington (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   gunpowder mill
coordinates:-   SD50888742 (about) 
1Km square:-   SD5087
10Km square:-   SD58

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P184, button  goto source
Page 184:-  "..."
"Proceed through Sedgwick,[2] and fall in with the course of the river at Force-bridge,"
"[2] Near this place are large works for the manufactory of gunpowder."

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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On the River Kent, begun by John Wakefield, William Gurnal and Edward Johnson, 1764, later Wakefield Strickland and Co; operated to 1850.

Somervell, John: 1930: Water Power Mills of South Westmorland
Tyler, Ian: 2002: Gunpowder Mills of Cumbria: Blue Roc Publications (Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 9523028 8 8

person:-    : Wakefield, John
person:-    : Gurnal, William
person:-    : Johnson, Edward
date:-   1764

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