Admiralty, Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath, 1916-1957
2 files and volumes
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , in 1999
Selection and destruction information:
No other Royal Naval Cordite Factory reports appear to have surfaced after the site as cleared in 1996.
Administrative / biographical background:
The Holton Heath Factory, near Poole in Dorset, was opened in 1916 as an independent means of production of high grade propellants for Naval shells. The factory was involved in later rocket propellants but ceased production in 1957 with most of its work having being taken over by the Caerwent Cordite Factory. However, the Admiralty Materials Laboratory, which was formed in 1947, retained a presence on the site.
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