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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING H7 AT TL 3756 0011

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 H7 AT TL 3756 0011

List entry Number: 1251036

Location

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING H7 AT TL 3756 0011

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: 352179

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY TL3700 3/10012 MOD Building H7 at TL 3756 0011 - II

Reel Drying Stove. 1904. English bond yellow brick; hipped zinc-covered roofs with almost flat roof to porch. Rectangular 8-bay plan, originally of one room, with "truck porches" to each end. One storey. 8-bay east and west elevations with red brick segmental arches over now-blocked windows. Mid C20 double doors to ends. The porches, to which tramways originally ran, each contain the remains of a "barrier board" to keep out grit and dust. Blocked round openings indicate the position of entry for steam pipes. Interior not inspected but roof replaced after bomb damage c1940. Associated with the manufacture of cordite, which Waltham had pioneered and which in the 1890s took over as the main services explosive. This reel drying stove represents an advance on the earlier example, L165 (qv), in that it was designed to extract acetone after it had been used as a solvent in the manufacturing process. (RCHME report, 1993).

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 37561 01100

Map

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