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Ministry of Defence Building L165 at Tl 3777 0108

A Grade II Listed Building in Waltham Abbey, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6916 / 51°41'29"N

Longitude: -0.009 / 0°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 537712

OS Northings: 201084

OS Grid: TL377010

Mapcode National: GBR KM.2D7

Mapcode Global: VHGQ2.SRL2

Entry Name: Ministry of Defence Building L165 at Tl 3777 0108

Listing Date: 26 November 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352182

Location: Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex, EN9

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Waltham Abbey

Built-Up Area: Waltham Abbey

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Waltham Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY
TL3700
3/10007 MOD Building L165 at TL 3771 0108
GV II

Mineral jelly store. 1914-17. Brick with slate roof Rectangular plan. One storey. West elevation has 2 double doors and east elevation has 2 cast-iron framed windows. Interior: tie-beam trusses; four iron lockers with iron doors, originally served from northern room, are built into northern wall. Associated with the incorporation of cordite. Cordite was developed by the Government's Explosives Committee, a patent being taken out in 1889 and the initial experimental manufacture being carried out at Waltham Abbey. The development of useable cordite was dependant on the use of acetone as a solvent and mineral jelly as a stabiliser.
(RCHME report, 1993).


Listing NGR: TL3777001080

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