The gunpowder depot site

Shown on the Skinner Plan as K3. Skinner identifies the occupiers as ‘Mr. Furness and John Rand’.

Before 1745 when the plot was bought by the Government it was owned by Francis Peyton and used by ‘Robert William, lighterman’. The area purchased was alongside Bendish Sluice. The works closed in 1779. Hogg said that the site had been sold to Henry Vansittart. It has not proved possible to check his reference. In 1770 the site is shown in the occupation of a Mr. Newton.

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