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Architectural Drawing, Purfleet 48y

Architectural Drawing, Purfleet 48y

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1770

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 48y

Length: 16.7

Width: 20.8

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 and some labourers tenements.

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