Chart Gunpowder Mills
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,725 contributions
Mar 2022
This mill is open at times but opening hours are limited and not when we visited. Nonetheless it is worth a visit. There are 2 mill races and 3 grind stones visible. It is quite hard to find though being sited within a housing estate - or more correctly housing having been allowed to impinge right upon it. I believe there is significant information available when the mill is open.
Written March 27, 2022
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number1leadman
Lincoln, UK394 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
The gunpowder mills at Faversham are located in amongst a housing estate. The houses surrounding the mill were built in the 60’s. You can still see the remnants of the working mill where they ground down the ingredients for making Gunpowder. The mills are one of the oldest in the world and only ceased production in the 30’s when the threat of war was on the horizon. Try and visit the mills when they are open to the public. Inside is a working scale model of the mill. Outside you can still see where the water wheel was fitted that powered the machinery. It is free to enter and relies entirely on donations and is run by volunteers. You need to go inside and talk to one of the guides to fully appreciate the site and the part it played in Britain’s industrial revolution besides warfare use. A good afternoon visit.
Written April 30, 2013
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myjlcr
UK193 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Important industrial heritag,e with one shed and one waterwheel remaining of the original row that made up the Gunpowder Mills, now stranded among a 1960s housing estate. Lots of information on the walls, but I think best appreciated with a knowledgeable guide there to bring things to life.
Written July 7, 2014
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MarionShew
Kent, UK245 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
Great place for kids to explore, not huge but spend an hour wandering around and reading the information and its FREE
Written November 5, 2012
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Angela D
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
This is a lovely place for an evening stroll. The interpretaion boards are interesting and informative. There are a lot of birds, and the area was calm and peaceful.
Written September 7, 2012
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jakeshep90
Faversham, UK171 contributions
May 2017
Me and my girlfriend often walk along here nice little walk and other week we went in the little building there and the bloke was really helpful and told us loads of the history about it all
Written May 8, 2017
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GrahamSample
Canterbury, UK248 contributions
Jul 2016
I've lived around Faversham for quite a while but never bothered to visit the Gunpowder Mills. There are a few walk options and plenty of information and points of interest.
Written August 15, 2016
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Zung T
Faversham, UK140 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
This is a lovely place to have a walk for free!
Not big but enough to spend a few hours with young children. There are signs everywhere directing you on various walks and telling you about the gunpowder works and it's history.
Been in Faversham for more than 15 years and only just discovered this gem of a place.
I would have given it 5 stars if the visitors centre was open on this particular Sunday for us to have s nice cup of tea!
Written June 6, 2016
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Barty Black
18 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
The surrounding housing estate is simply dreadful. Dull. I'm sorry if you live there. There is no soul to these very British House-Groups. My own personal carbuncles.
Chart Gunpowder Mills (when you can find it), is very compact and quite exquisite. The staff are only too happy to explain it all, so do check on opening times. They're pretty eccentric there.
Worth spending twenty minutes, then go to The Shipwrights Arms over a mile away, on the marshes. A great compensation for living hereabouts, in my silly opinion.
Written December 4, 2014
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donfowler
Lynsted, UK151 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
Hard to constructively praise or condemn. This is not for thrillseekers, Americans would build a whole theme park around such a place. This is a very British understated learning experience , it doesn't really stand out and is largely unmemorable but perfectly ok too.
Written June 30, 2014
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