ROYAL NAVAL PROPELLANT FACTORY, GUIDED WEAPONS SCHEME, STATIC FIRING BAY

Site Details



NPRN
407506
Map Reference
ST49SE
Grid Reference
ST47809211
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Caerwent
Type of Site
FIRING RANGE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Modern

Site Description

The remains of a static firing bay facility at the former Royal Naval Propellant Factory (now MoD), Caerwent. It was commissioned and built in 1959 to research and test the rocket booster engines (Gosling) used to power the Royal Navy's Sea Slug surface-to-air missiles. The testing and production of the rocket motors ceased, at this site, in 1966. Located at the northern edge of the factory site, the installation consists of the static firing bay, cubicle building, access road and concrete apron, together with the surrounding earthen bunds.
Source: Cadw scheduling description of February 2008
RCAHMW 29.02.2008

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