MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L141

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1329389
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1993
Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L141

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE BUILDING L141

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 37653 01376

Details

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY TL3700 3/10024 MOD Building L141 GV II

Sorting House. 1889. English bond yellow brick with red brick bands; brick-coped gables to slate roof over brick-vaulted roof. Rectangular plan. One storey. Inserted concrete lintel over doorway in west gable end, originally served by iron tramway. Segmental brick arches over 4-light windows to north and south elevations. Similar in design to the expense magazine L154 (qv). It is only referred to in the documentary sources as a "sorting house", and was clearly intimately associated with the manufacture of gunpowder and cordite for it to have a raised door served by the railway system. (RCHME report, 1993).

Listing NGR: TL3765301376

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
352173
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: IOE01/03632/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Simpson. Source Historic England Archive
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