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Bassinghyll Gunpowder Mills, Sedgwick
Bassinghyll Gunpowder Mills
Bassingill Gunpowder Mills
Basingill Gunpowder Mills
locality:-   Basin Gill
site name:-   Kent, River
civil parish:-   Sedgwick (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   gunpowder mill
coordinates:-   SD50748674 (about) 
1Km square:-   SD5086
10Km square:-   SD58

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 42 4) 
placename:-  Basingill Mill
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Basingill Mill (Powder)"

evidence:-   probably :- Hullmandel 1826
source data:-   image  click to enlarge
Print, uncoloured lithograph, Force Bridge, near Sedgwick, Westmorland, drawn by Miss I Cropper and Miss S Atkins, published by Charles Hullmandel, London, 1826.  "Drawn on Stone by I.C & S.A. / Printed by C. Hullmandel. / FORCE BRIDGE. / NEAR SEDGWICK"
Armitt Library : ALMA370.2
Image © see bottom of page

On the River Kent, licensed 1790, to W H Wakefield and Co, operated up to 1935.

Tyler, Ian: 2002: Gunpowder Mills of Cumbria: Blue Roc Publications (Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 9523028 8 8

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