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. 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
© Historic England

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