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Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Gravel Pit (19-20th Century), Storehouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Gravel Pit (19-20th Century), Storehouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kames Powder Mill

Canmore ID 289738

Site Number NR97SE 24.05

NGR NR 9577 7112

NGR Description Centred NR 9577 7112

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR97SE 24.05 centred 9577 7112

The most northerly structures of the mill situated between the Craignafeoch Burn and the lade (NR97SE 24.09).

Within this area the remains of mixing and glazing houses, stores, dusting house and powder mills with the most northerly building being the granulating house. The tramway ended at the granulating house.

All that survives of the granulating house (c.NR 9564 7128), are foundations and a waterwheel pit. The remains of the glazing houses (c.NR 9576 7119) are overgrown, with only remnants of a brick pier visible. The remains of the dusting house (c.NR 9561 7115) are situated on the E side of the site and adjacent to the Craignafeoch Burn are heavily overgrown, but the remains of a lade and concrete and brick foundations were visible. One powder mill was recorded (c.NR 9571 7113), where only overgrown heaps and mounds with some concrete and brick survive as the only evidence of this building.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), 20 April 1988


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