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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

List entry Number: 1140102

Location

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L165 AT TL 3777 0108

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

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Waltham Abbey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1993

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 352182

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 37712 01084

Map

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