Chilworth Gunpowder Mills has been scheduled as a world class ancient monument site. The historic remains are set in a peaceful woodland setting within the Surrey Hills.
The Swing Bridge – Chilworth Gunpowder Mills
It is owned by Guildford Borough Council, and supported by the advisory Gunpowder Mills Group who provide expert advice relating to the Archaeology and industrial heritage on the site.
See the Gallery for more pictures of the site and its remains.
The site also relies on local volunteers to support the council’s maintenance work at various times in the year. This group is now run through Chilworth2gether, and includes members of the Gunpowder Group. The work at the moment is designed to make the space a better community resource, so it requires no specialist skills – just the desire to make this a beautiful space to walk in, to sit and to enjoy our heritage. We use garden hand tools to clear and tidy the public paths and waterways, and work in a team several times a year.
To get involved – we try to make everything we do fun and worthwhile – please leave us a message below on this website (your contact details will not be made public) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We plan two sessions this year, in June and in August, ready for Heritage Day in September.