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Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Tramway (Modern)

Site Name Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Classification Tramway (Modern)

Alternative Name(s) Kames Powder Mill

Canmore ID 289739

Site Number NR97SE 24.06

NGR NR 9582 7093

NGR Description From NR 9564 7129 to NR 9587 7043

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NR97SE 24.06 from 9564 7129 and 9587 7043

A tramway system built to serve the gunpowder works, running parrallel to the Craignafeoch Burn from the most northerly buildings to immediately N of the B8000 public road where it turned E for about 36m and then S across the road.

Once S of the road the tramway system bifurcated to several different destinations and buildings.

The tramway system is only depicted on the 2nd edition of the 25-inch map (Argyllshire).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), July 2007

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