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The production of gunpowder at Low Wood was licensed in 1798. There are still many remains of this once important industry ranging from buildings, an 'incorporating mill, and a steam boiler used in the drying process. For a fuller account refer to "The Leven Valley A secret Past" by Ronald Mein and Richard Sanderson. 2011

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Keywords:boilers, cumbria, explosives, gunpowder, haverthwaite, industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, lake District, lancashire, low Wood, water power

HRS 697 Clock Tower, Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite

HRS 697 Clock Tower, Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite

HRS 1302 Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite 1971

HRS 1302 Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite  1971

HRS 1303 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite 1971

HRS 1303 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite 1971

HRS 1304 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite

HRS 1304 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite

HRS 1305 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite

HRS 1305 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite

HRS 1306 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, water turbine

HRS 1306 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, water turbine

HRS 1307 Low Wood gunpowder wks Water turbine 1969

HRS 1307 Low Wood gunpowder wks Water turbine 1969

HRS 1324 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, boiler 2011

HRS 1324 Low Wood Gunpowder Works, Haverthwaite, boiler 2011

HRS 4758 Low Wood gunpowder wagons coupling 2010

HRS 4758 Low Wood gunpowder wagons coupling 2010

HRS 4759 Haverthwaite gunpowder wagon

HRS 4759 Haverthwaite gunpowder wagon

HRS 4763 Low Wood gunpowder wagons 2010

HRS 4763 Low Wood gunpowder wagons 2010

HRS 4769 Gunpowder waggon wooden brakes

HRS 4769 Gunpowder waggon wooden brakes