MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140102

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1993

Statutory Address: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Waltham Abbey

National Grid Reference: TL 37712 01084

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY TL3700 3/10007 MOD Building L165 at TL 3771 0108 GV II

Mineral jelly store. 1914-17. Brick with slate roof Rectangular plan. One storey. West elevation has 2 double doors and east elevation has 2 cast-iron framed windows. Interior: tie-beam trusses; four iron lockers with iron doors, originally served from northern room, are built into northern wall. Associated with the incorporation of cordite. Cordite was developed by the Government's Explosives Committee, a patent being taken out in 1889 and the initial experimental manufacture being carried out at Waltham Abbey. The development of useable cordite was dependant on the use of acetone as a solvent and mineral jelly as a stabiliser. (RCHME report, 1993).

Listing NGR: TL3777001080

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 352182

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
The Royal Gunpowder Factory Waltham Abbey A Survey, (1994)

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