Royal Ordnance Factory Featherstone was filling factory No.17, covering just over 64 hectares, the factory used to specialise in filling various munitions, including, Bombs, Shells, Smoke and Cartridges.

It served a major role in WWII but since then has remained derelict, at some point BAE Systems took over the site and kept the majority of the buildings, but sold off 13 hectares to HMP Service who have now constructed a prison on the remains of certain parts of the site.

At present the remainding site is up for disposal and planning permission has been sought to transform the site into a housing estate.