Heritage Photo Archive & Heritage Image Register | Leven Valley, Haverthwaite, Low Wood Gunpowder Works

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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 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 9536 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpwder works, Robey steam raiing boiler 2018 L7720416

HRS 9536 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpwder works, Robey steam raiing boiler 2018 L7720416

HRS 9537 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpowder works, Roby steam raiser firehole L7720419

HRS 9537 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpowder works, Roby steam raiser firehole L7720419

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 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

HRS 8813 Haverthwaite, tramway crossing point Haverthwaite bridge L7710153

HRS 8813 Haverthwaite, tramway crossing point Haverthwaite bridge L7710153

HRS 8817 Haverthwaite, tramway crossing point Haverthwaite bridge annotated L7710153

HRS 8817 Haverthwaite, tramway crossing point Haverthwaite bridge annotated L7710153

HRS 8814 Haverthwaite, Gunpowder magazine nr Fish House L7710143

HRS 8814 Haverthwaite, Gunpowder magazine nr Fish House L7710143

HRS 8825 Haverthwaite, Gunpowder magazine house from South L7710150

HRS 8825 Haverthwaite, Gunpowder magazine house from South L7710150

HRS 8815 Haverthwaite, Clock Tower business park L7710152

HRS 8815 Haverthwaite, Clock Tower business park L7710152

HRS 9538 Haverthwaite, Clock Tower Business Park 2018 L7720430

HRS 9538 Haverthwaite, Clock Tower Business Park  2018 L7720430

HRS 697 Clock Tower, Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite

HRS 697 Clock Tower, Low Wood gunpowder works, Haverthwaite

HRS 9534 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpowder works, dry stone wall L7720421

HRS 9534 Haverthwaite, Low Wood gunpowder works, dry stone wall L7720421