MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L145 (GROUP F INCORPORATING MILLS)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251164
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1993
Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L145 (GROUP F INCORPORATING MILLS)

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L145 (GROUP F INCORPORATING MILLS)

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 37667 01338

Details

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY TL3700 3/10018 MOD Building L145 (Group F Incorporating Mills) GV II

Gunpowder Incorporating Mills. 1878, converted for cordite incorporation c1898-9. English bond yellow brick with hipped slate roofs to Engine House and Boiler House; cross wings have brick walls separating the bays which continue as coped gables breaking through the felt and slate roof; mid C20 replacement walling to originally wood and canvas side walls. T-plan: central Engine House with Boiler House at east end and 3-bay cross wings on its north and south sides for gunpowder incorporating mills. One storey, with taller Engine House to centre. Chamfered brick plinth and brick dentil cornice to Engine House and Boiler House. Engine House has paired segmental-arched windows set in recessed panels to upper part of east and west elevations. Boiler house of 4 x 1 bays has inserted mid C20 windows to each bay; gauged red brick semi-circular arch over east door. Interior similar to other incorporating mills, although more altered and lacking the original gearing machinery beneath the cross wing floors. The most altered of an important group of incorporating mills, the plan being closely modelled on the earlier (1861) Group C Incorporating Mills, Building L157 (qv). (RCHME report, 1993).

Listing NGR: TL3766701338

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433797
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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Date: 28 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/03632/11
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