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Mill ID Number 6543
Mill Name : Cosawes Explosives Factory
Type : Water-powered powder mill
Status : demolished
Dates : 1809-? [2]
New Address : Perranarworthal
Original Address :
County : Cornwall
Country : uk
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Grid Ref : SW768375
Description : The first gunpowder mill within Cornwall was at Cosawes Wood, Ponsanooth, set up by Nicholls and Gill in 1809 [2].

The 1861 Census names Trevena, who is described as a
gunpowder maker. Cosawes still bears evidence of
the powder mill which once stood here. There are several original millstones situated around the park and a
water-wheel which was used to turn them. Originally six waterwheels, positioned the length of the valley,
turned not only the millstones but farm machinery to produce corn which was used as fodder for the teams of
horses required to convey materials to and from the gunpowder factory. [1]

Now a holiday park.

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Last modified : 18/08/2010 22:14:00 By James Wheeler - 18/08/2010 22:14:00

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