Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works

Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works

Education Centre Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works
Gore Glen, Midlothian 2009

Halvorsen Architects acted as architect for the preservation of Stobs Gunpowder Mill (the earliest large scale gunpowder mill in Scotland built in 1794) from 2009-14.

A baseline survey of the gunpowder works was carried out by David Connolly, Archaeological Consultant for Connolly Heritage Consultants, with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of the report was to access the current state of the surviving monuments and assess the potential for making the site more accessible to the public and informing them about the history and operations of the gunpowder works.

Grants are to be applied for to restore the lade system, a series of interpretation panels and, hopefully, an education/interpretation centre to be partly powered by reinstating one of the 17 original water wheels.

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