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Powder House

A little octagonal building in Irvine (North Ayrshire), the Powder House is located on the right bank of the River Irvine, at the end of Thornwood Drive, . It was built in 1642 following an instruction from King James VI (1566 - 1625) that powder magazines should be constructed in all Royal Burghs for the use of the army. Long disused, the building was restored in 1992. Now Category B-listed, it features a wrought-iron yett across the entrance, a slate roof and a weathervane.


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