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Latitude: 51.2173 / 51°13'2"N
Longitude: -0.534 / 0°32'2"W
OS Eastings: 502486
OS Northings: 147476
OS Grid: TQ024474
Mapcode National: GBR GF3.PTF
Mapcode Global: VHFVN.PNKP
Entry Name: West Lodge
Listing Date: 21 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1377757
English Heritage Legacy ID: 288345
Location: St. Martha, Guildford, Surrey, GU4
Civil Parish: St. Martha
Built-Up Area: Chilworth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Chilworth
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
431/4/88 BLACKSMITH LANE
Lodge to gunpowder works; now house. Late C19. Flemish bond brick, brick ridge stacks and gabled tiled roof.
PLAN: Single-depth 2-room house with single-room gatehouse attached.
EXTERIOR: Single-storey, 1-window gatehouse and 1-window house behind. Lower gatehouse has a gable end with left corner canted and two 3/1-pane sashes, blocked doorway in left return, and a chimney at rear right. The house has gable ends with rough-cast and exposed trusses and single casements, a later porch in the re-entrant with the gatehouse, a gabled bay window to the left, and blind rear.
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
HISTORY: Chilworth gunpowder mills operated from the early C17 until it closed in 1920, and is one of the most important sites for the history of the industry in this country. From 1885 it started producing smokeless powder under the control of a German company, Burbach, who invested in new plant and buildings.
The gatehouse is from this period, and overlooked the entrance to the E part of the works.
(Crocker, G, Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, Surrey Industrial History Group, 1984)
Listing NGR: TQ0248647476
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