"From 1892 - 1922 there was a seldom used isolation hospital on the island. Erected in wood by Barrow Council for a cost of £257. Seems a lot for a wooden hut!!! I would not pay that much now!
The Milfort Gunpowder Co. built a powder magazine here in 1853. Powder was sent to Lindal Moor, Hodbarrow - - - ( presumably to the mines). It was last used in 1876. The magazine stock book is in Barrow Records Office." John