MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING H7 AT TL 3756 0011

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251036
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1993
Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING H7 AT TL 3756 0011

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING H7 AT TL 3756 0011

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 37561 01100

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).

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
352179
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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