MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L148 (GROUP G INCORPORATING MILLS)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1262902
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1993
Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L148 (GROUP G INCORPORATING MILLS)

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L148 (GROUP G 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 37689 01284

Details

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY TL3700 3/10019 MOD Building L148 (Group G Incorporating Mills) GV II*

Gunpowder Incorporating Mills. 1888-9, 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 cross wings at 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. Boiler House of 4xl bays, the bays articulated by brick pilasters and each originally with segmental brick arches over windows with blind rectangular panels below and east doorway with keyed semi-circular arch. Engine House has rubbed red brick semi-circular arches over paired windows to east and west elevations. Interior noted as having similar roof structure and features to L157 (qv), upon which it was modelled. There was an open verandah along the west front. On the south side of the Boiler House was a coal yard, and the building was served by a tramline to the west. The building was repaired after an explosion in 1902. (RCHME report, 1993).

Listing NGR: TL3768901284

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433792
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: IOE01/03632/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Simpson. Source Historic England Archive
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