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Melfort, Gunpowder Works

Gunpowder Works (19th Century)

Site Name Melfort, Gunpowder Works

Classification Gunpowder Works (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Melford Powder Works

Canmore ID 22874

Site Number NM81SW 11

NGR NM 839 143

NGR Description Centred NM 839 143

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilninver And Kilmelford
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM81SW 11 centred 839 143

(Location cited as NM 8312 8414 and placed in Kilbrandon and Kilchattan parish). Gunpowder works, Melfort. Founded 1838 by Harrison, Ainslie and Co. Fragmentary remains of the productive buildings with two storage sheds, a cooperage, the roofless suspense magazine, and the main magazine.

J R Hume 1977.


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