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Chart Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NS.
Gunpowder (the first explosive) was being made in Faversham by 1573 using water-power to drive the machinery
The first factory (the Home Works, location of the Chart Mills) developed along Westbrook, the watercourse which feeds Faversham Creek.
By the 18th century it occupied a site about a mile long.