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Building record MDR7883 - Gunpowder Magazine/Summerhouse, Lime Grange, Bullbridge

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Full Description

In the garden of Lime Grange is a small round building, built of stone with a stone roof. This was the Gunpowder Magazine of Curtis and Harvey, and was listed as such in Kelly's 1881 directory. It has been used more recently as a summer house, the two windows in it probably having been added later for this purpose. (1) In the garden of Lime Grange, a small round stone house, possibly of 1827 date. It was a dovecot in the 1960s. (2) The circular building is shown as 'Summer House' on the 1880 OS map, which calls into question the Kelly's 1881 directory reference given by Authority 1 above. 'Magazines' are depicted c. 90m to the east [see SMR 24760]. (3) Later maps show the circular building but do not record a function. (4, 5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Foden, D B & Stead, L J. 1965. 'The Archaeology of Industry in Derbyshire - Bull Bridge', Derbyshire Miscellany. Vol 3, Part 5. p 2.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 232.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XL.1, 1880.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XL.1, 1900.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XL.1, 1937.



Grid reference Centred SK 35883 52440 (3m by 4m)

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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