Grand Magazine, Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey - Epping Forest

C19 rectangular, barrel-vaulted brick structure with a smaller barrel-vaulted west 'transept'. Masonry has collapsed and there is extensive vegetation growth. Cracking is evident throughout the structure, with flattening to the head of the vault and extensive moisture ingress. Historic England is in discussion with the charitable trust over funding and maintenance of the whole site. A programme of tree clearance around the structure has been completed and repair proposals should be addressed once the future management of the site is clarified.

Grand Magazine, Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey - Epping Forest
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Factory
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1016618
  • Local Planning Authority: Epping Forest
  • Site Type: Industrial > Industrial building

Location

  • Building Name: Grand Magazine
  • Locality: Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Epping Forest
  • Parish: Waltham Abbey
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Epping Forest
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs, part in CA

Contact Details

Deborah Priddy 01223 582720

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England