Suffolk Windmills, written by Brian Flint, was originally published in 1970. Now republished in a new paperback edition and priced at £12.99

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Mill ID Number 6542
Mill Name : Kennel Vale Gunpowder Factory
Type : Water-powered powder mill
Status : derelict
Dates : 1809-1910 [2]
New Address : Ponsanooth
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County : Cornwall
Country : uk
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Grid Ref : SW750374
Description : Sucess of Cosawes Mill led the Agent of the Foxes & Perran Iron Founders, Benjamin Sampson, to establish a rival gunpowder business at nearby Kennall Vale. Licences for gunpowder manufacture were granted to Sampson in 1811 and the company appears to have been very successful and soon expanded. Demand much reduced and site sold by 1898. Production ceased c1910. Now a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve.[2]

A guide to the site is available from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
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Last modified : 20/08/2010 23:45:00 By James Wheeler - 20/08/2010 23:45:00

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