Gunpowder House

Building Seahouses Northumberland

Gunpowder House

Building In Seahouses, Northumberland

A small stone building used to store the explosives during the construction of the seahouses pier and harbour.

I must have been to Seahouses 20+ times over the years and I think this is the first time I have seen the Gunpowder House. And I only went looking for it as I had spied other people posting about it.

Also known as the Dynamite Hut, it was constructed in 1886 to store the gunpowder that was used to blast out the rock in the construction of the Seahouses pier and harbour.

You may wonder why it's parked out on the rocks away from everything, but of course it was in case there were any accidental explosions.

The house itself it small, maybe a couple of metres square with a barrel vaulted roof.

We visited Seahouses for a couple of days and the rocks it was on were always visible, so doesn't look like the tide covers it.

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Where Is Gunpowder House

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55.5827, -1.644856
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Head down to the harbour and then you should see it on the south side. Follow the path that hugs the coast and you should skirt around a caravan park, Head down on to the rocks from here.

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55.58173, -1.654486

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Plenty of parking in Seahouses town centre.

Simon Hawkins

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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