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Sedgwick Gunpowder Works 2021

Operated from 1857 until 1935. Includes the remains of buildings, mill races, leats and curious earthworks abound. Six incorporating mills, all of which were driven off a single 37ft waterwheel. Either side of the wheel, were three mills taking their power from a square shaft which was turned by a ring wheel attached to each side of the waterwheel. These three mills had stone runners, each of which weighed in the region of 4½ tons and had a diameter of 7ft.


Operator: National Trust

Address: Low Park Wood Caravan Site Sedgwick Cumbria LA8 8AD

Open Days & Times

Access all year.


  • By Rail: Kendal / 4 miles


  • Part disabled access

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