Kames Powder Works Company


This was a gunpowder factory located at Kames on the Kyles of Byte with most of the site inland at Millhouse, where there was a tramway network at the Kames Gunpowder Works, and the Kames Saltpetre Works south of the Kames Black Pier. The works was in operation from 1839 to 1921 with changes to the layout over the years.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


This tramway was at Millhouse, the most extensive part of the factory. It was about a mile west of Kames.

Former offices of the Kames Powder Works Company, now a private house, alongside the B8000 road. Other workers cottages also survive in good order. ...
Mark Bartlett 06/04/2018
In the Lower Mills area of the Kames Gunpowder Works the main route of the horse tramway curved around the area that is now the cemetery and dropped ...
Mark Bartlett 06/04/2018
At first glance this line through the trees at Kames Gunpowder Works appeared to be another old tramway route but the 6-inch OS map of 1895 shows it ...
Mark Bartlett 06/04/2018
Looking northwards along the old High Mills tramway of the Kames Gunpowder Works from the B8000 road. Although the works and its internal horse drawn ...
Mark Bartlett 06/04/2018
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The pier and saltpetre works were north of Kames Pier.