Sites and Monument Record: Westquarter Works (SMR 1116)
An explosive works. The buildings were often built of wood so that they would not contain an explosion and kill anyone inside. Some were surrounded with earth mounds covered with closely cropped turf to stop the blast of any explosion, and concrete blast walls were common. The area was planted with trees and shrubs which were carefully trimmed so that there was little wind. Wooden gangways, latterly with brass rails, connected the buildings and allowed trolleys to be used.