Gunpowder making

Gunpowder mills at Chilworth were originally established by the East India Company in 1625, on land leased from the lord of the manor of Chilworth.  The Company ceased manufacture in 1635, and the mills were intermittently used by a succession of private owners and partnerships until the establishment of the Chilworth Gunpowder Company Ltd in 1885. Click here to see database records about gunpowder making at Chilworth.

Further information on gunpowder making is available on the Epsom and Ewell History Explorer website click here to go to the site. Click on the following link to see further information on Gunpowder Mills.

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