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Royal naval propellant factory

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 09218g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Caerwent
NGR : ST4827391815
Site Type (preferred type first) :
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
The remains of buildings and structures relating to a Second World War nitro-glycerine plant (known as nitro-glycerine hill) at the Royal Naval Propellant Factory Caerwent.

Description :
The remains of buildings and structures relating to a Second World War nitro-glycerine plant (known as nitro-glycerine hill) at the Royal Naval Propellant Factory Caerwent. The factory became operational in 1941, the site was scheduled due to its potential to enhance our knowledge of the British Second World War munitions production and the effort required to sustain a total war.

Sources :
Cadw , New Entry to the Schedule of Monuments
Cadw , Cadw Scheduled Ancient Monument Record
Cadw , Revised Entry to the Schedule of Monuments
Evans E M & Locock M , 1994 , RAF Caerwent Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment ( © GGAT)
01/Cadw/New entry to the schedule of monuments/2009

Events :
E003914 : RAF Caerwent DBA (year : 1994)

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