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Latitude: 51.6934 / 51°41'36"N
Longitude: -0.0093 / 0°0'33"W
OS Eastings: 537689
OS Northings: 201284
OS Grid: TL376012
Mapcode National: GBR KCZ.Y6H
Mapcode Global: VHGQ2.SPGP
Plus Code: 9C3XMXVR+97
Entry Name: Ministry of Defence Building L148 (Group G Incorporating Mills)
Listing Date: 26 November 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262902
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433792
Location: Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex, EN9
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
3/10019 MOD Building L148
(Group G Incorporating Mills)
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
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