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Waterways of the Royal Gunpowder Mills

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    Authors & editors

    Thomas, Richard [Author]

    Publisher Royal Gunpowder Mills
    Year of publication 2013
    Languages

    English (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN9781492312314
    Topics

    Manufacturing > Gunpowder & charcoal

    Scope & contentThe waterways of the Royal Gunpowder Mills are a unique three level industrial canal system, originally extending to ten miles, with locks between the levels and a cut to the Lee Navigation. Smooth shock-free water enabled the safe transportation of materials between the process buildings as well as the finished product by sailing barge to the gunpowder magazines on the Thames.
    KeywordsEssex, Middlesex, Gunpowder, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 230284

    • Shelf location: K230-THO
    • Donor: Hugh Howes

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