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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140102
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352182
Location: Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex, EN9
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
ROYAL GUNPOWDER FACTORY
3/10007 MOD Building L165 at TL 3771 0108
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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