Click here to skip to content

Architectural Drawing, Purfleet 48aa

Architectural Drawing, Purfleet 48aa

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1760

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 48aa

Length: 14

Width: 20.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Plan

Plan of one of the new buildings at the magazine in Purfleet. The gunpowder magazine was built in the 1760s to replace a magazine in Woolwich which had been damaged in an explosion. Purfleet had five large magazine buildings used to store gunpowder and each could accommodate 10,400 barrels. As well as the five magazine buildings there was also a Blacksmiths shop, a guardroom, barracks for soldiers and the officers and some labourers tenements.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: