Powder Mills photos

Slides lent to the Society by David Hansell of Tonbridge.

Recent photograph of woods showing explosion proof earthwork remains, with some remains of machinery inside, sited away from main workings.

Recent photograph of woods showing explosion proof earthwork remains, with some remains of machinery inside, sited away from main workings.

Mill race between mill stream and tail stream: site of one of the four mills.

Mill race between mill stream and tail stream: site of one of the four mills.

Mill race with brick sides and main metal shaft in place.

Mill race with brick sides and main metal shaft in place.

Broken metal mill shaft.

Broken metal mill shaft.

Mill stone lying on the ground.

Mill stone lying on the ground.

Mill stream.

Mill stream.

Mill stream.

Mill stream.

Close up of mill race side with metal shaft recess.

Close up of mill race side with metal shaft recess.

Mill race.

Mill race.

Metal shaft.

Metal shaft.

Mill race bearing.

Mill race bearing.

Tail stream with wooden construction remains.

Tail stream with wooden construction remains.

Mill grinding stone on ground with metal axle.

Mill grinding stone on ground with metal axle.

Map of Site.

Map of Site.

Financial Details, 1813.

Financial Details, 1813.

Photograph of Tower, c.1910

Photograph of Tower, c.1910

1859 Document of Sale.

1859 Document of Sale.

Copy of reward poster for stolen gunpowder, 1844 .

Copy of reward poster for stolen gunpowder, 1844 .

Drawing of entrance to Powder Mills.

Drawing of entrance to Powder Mills.

Aerial view

Aerial view

Old photograph of buildings on side of mill stream.

Old photograph of buildings on side of mill stream.

 

Below is a photograph of Old Powdermill House taken in about 1978.  This would have been the Manager’s House at the site in Powder Mills.

Old Powdermill House ca. 1978 - the back, nearest Mill Stream.

Old Powdermill House ca. 1978 – the back, nearest Mill Stream.