Catalogue description Admiralty: Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath: Reports

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Reference: ADM 322
Title: Admiralty: Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath: Reports

This series contains a published history of the Admiralty's Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath, and an example of one of its reports from 1930.

Date: 1930-1983
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Other records about cordite production including RNCF progress can be found in


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Admiralty, Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath, 1916-1957

Physical description: 2 files and volumes
Access conditions: 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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