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Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Lade (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Millhouse, Kames Gunpowder Works

Classification Lade (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kames Powder Mill

Canmore ID 289745

Site Number NR97SE 24.09

NGR NR 9577 7079

NGR Description From NR 9555 7178 to NR 9590 7052

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 24.09 from 9555 7178 to 9590 7052

Lade constructed for the powder mill runs N to S on the W side of the site. The lade survives in parts and some sluices were identified.

The lade, depicted as a ditch on current OS 1:2500 scale digital maps, is traceable from NR 95546 71787 where it leaves the Craignafeoch Burn running SW then S. It enters the factory site at c.NR 95616 71279 continues S to pass under the road at NR 95742 70649, returning to the Craignafeoch Burn at NR 95893 70572.

At c. NR 95755 70595 a burn from Ascog Loch joins the lade. The burn has been canalised and was utilised to supply water to the factory.

Information from RCAHMS (DE, MKO), July 1988; 2007


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