Hayle Archive

The Bate Collection-National Explosive Works

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Description of group

The National Explosive Works was started in 1888. It took over from the Kennal Vale gunpower works to make Nitro-Glycerine based explosives originally for supply to the mines and then for the military.


Upton Towans, Hayle

Access conditions

Closed Originals held by The Cornwall Record Office.


Copyright, CRO

Name of contributor

The Bate family



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Image: The main entrance to the site.
The main entrance to the site.