MEM15216 - Gupworthy Mine Powder Magazine (Monument)


A small powder magazine to the south of Gupworthy mine. The structure was probably demolished in the 1960s.

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A small powder magazine stood at circa SS 9665 3524, approximately 100 metres to the south of Gupworthy Village mine buildings, until the 1960s. [1] The structure is depicted on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey 1:2500 County Series maps of circa 1888 and 1904. [2,3] Correct mapping unclear - this monument has been marked at SS 9665 3524 (where a building does show on the 1st and 2nd Edition maps) but a building exists slightly to the west that is labelled 'powder magazine (disused)' on the 1st Edition map at SS 9638 3527. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.16.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 11 February 2013.



Grid reference Centred SS 9651 3525 (277m by 53m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS93NE
Historic Parish WITHIEL FLOREY

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Oct 11 2021 12:27PM


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