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  • Corsham: You Won't Believe What's Hidden Beneath This Quaint English Town

    July 07, 2023

    In the heart of Wiltshire lies Corsham, home to the mysterious Rudloe Manor site, a magnet that draws military historians, urban explorers, and conspiracy theorists from around the world.

  • 'Hidden, Forbidden & Off-limits' Audio Preview - Steve Higgins' New Urban Exploration Book

    March 02, 2023

    'Hidden, Forbidden & Off-Limits' is a book written by Steve Higgins that details his personal adventures and explorations of secret bunkers and underground places across Britain, including the legendary tunnels beneath Corsham in Wiltshire.

  • A Return To RAF Rudloe Manor

    February 25, 2023

    After a year writing a book on the Rudloe Manor and the secrets bunkers under Corsham, I went on an urbex pilgrimage to the area to see what's changed there.

  • How UFO Sighting In Wales Lead To A Life Of Bunker Busting

    February 05, 2023

    After witnessing a UFO in a Welsh valley, Matthew Williams began investigating them, which led him to a military base rumoured to be the focal point for government UFO investigations.

  • Rudloe Manor, Corsham

    Rudloe Manor, Corsham

    February 02, 2023

    Legend has it that two ghosts haunt the manor, that was abandoned by the MOD in 1998, and had links to stories of alien crafts being stored in the vast network of underground military tunnels nearby.

  • Corsham: Where The War Was Stored

    January 15, 2022

    Who could suspect that lurking beneath the streets of a sleepy Wiltshire village was one of Britain's most mysterious wartime locations, which had the potential to have been the world's largest non-nuclear explosion?

  • How The Government Plotted To Keep Burlington Bunker Secret

    July 31, 2019

    Documents released by the Cabinet Office about the formerly secret bunker beneath Corsham state that "every endeavour should be made to limit and discourage press publication and speculation."

  • 'Lifting The Lid On Box Hill'

    January 12, 2019

    Tunnel Quarry was one of the United Kingdom's Central Ammunition Depots, conceived in the mid-1930s to hide from the enemy over 100,000 tones of bombs, shells and cordite that the country depended upon to win the Second World War.

  • 'Deep, Dark & Dusty'

    January 05, 2019

    Explore the history of Bath stone and see rare sights hidden underground in Wiltshire that have seldom been seen and some that may never be seen again.

  • Inside Rudloe Manor House In Corsham

    May 08, 2018

    After years of researching the infamous Royal Air Force base in Corsham, a team of truth seekers have finally got a long awaited visit to the Grade II listed manor house at the centre of the military base.

  • EXPOSED: The Secrets Of Corsham & Rudloe Manor

    April 14, 2018

    A complete guide to the secret military bunkers and bases hidden beneath the Rudloe Manor site in Corsham, including location details and photos of sites like Burlington and the Corsham Computer Centre.

  • Lost Urban Explorers Think They've Stumbled Across Burlington Bunker

    April 11, 2018

    A group of YouTube urban explorers recently posted a video making the bold claim that they had infiltrated the infamous Burlington Bunker in Corsham.

  • Inside Burlington: Leaked Video Reveals Secret Bunker

    April 08, 2018

    Although Burlington Bunker was declassified in 2004, very few photos and videos of the infamous nuclear bunker have leaked into the public domain, but for the first time official MOD video of the bunker has been uploaded to YouTube.

  • Exploring The Corsham Bunkers On Google Earth

    March 22, 2018

    A quick scan around on Google Earth for you to see how all the underground sites compare and their locations. The video includes Sands Quarry's location.

  • Rudloe Manor Site 2 Top Secret New GCHQ Site

    March 21, 2018

    Rudloe Manor was always closing down for 40 years but some of us knew it was a scam. Now the base has had ยฃ600 million pumped into it and has been advertising for hackers to work for it.

  • The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor

    March 04, 2018

    'Ancient Aliens' came to the UK to uncover a secret base in Wiltshire, which they claim could hold evidence of extraterrestrial visitation and could even house an alien spacecraft in the possession of the British government.

  • CCC Corsham Computer Centre Exclusive Never Before Seen

    February 07, 2018

    This is never before seen footage of the CCC from the air by drone.

  • Monks Park Underground Facility Corsham, UK

    February 07, 2018

    Monks Park is an underground military mine which used to house bombs and ammunition and other military stuff and is rumoured to have been a secret testing centre for submarine electronics. It has a lift shaft and slope shafts and breathers off site.

  • RNAS Copenacre Almost Flattened

    January 10, 2018

    Almost nothing remains of RNAS Copenacre except the blocked up shafts to the tunnels below. All the surface buildings have been demolished and it seems like they are building houses on the site.

  • Corsham Quarries

    July 20, 2017

    The quarries in and around Corsham are a fascinating network of not only abandoned stone mines, but also underground wartime factories and ammunition stores, Cold War nuclear hideaways and current-day active military bunkers.

  • How RAF Rudloe Manor Caught The Attention Of Conspiracy Theorists

    March 24, 2017

    In the 1990s ufologists and bunker busters became obsessed with the historic market town of Corsham and the rumours of what lies beneath it, but why did this sleepy Wiltshire town become such a hub for conspiracy theorists?

  • Burlington Bunker Tour, Corsham, Wiltshire

    March 22, 2017

    The former emergency relocations site for the government in the event of nuclear attack, the site has been abandoned since the 1980s since which time it has been kept as a decoy site until its declassification at the end of 2004. Burlington has had many code names since its conception in the early 50s, these include Stockwell, Subterfuge, Turnstile and more recently Site 3.

  • Pickwick Quarry

    March 20, 2017

    Also known as Hartham Park, it was Bath stone until 1939 when it became a temporary naval store, the stores were then transferred to Dean Hill and quarrying continued. In the 80s the quarry became a quarry museum.

  • Secret Bunker Burlington Film

    March 15, 2017

    WW2 and Cold War Bunker "BURLINGTON" has had many lives as a weapons store and then it would have served as a Government relocation centre in event of Nuclear War.

  • Rudloe Manor Underground Map Top Secret

    March 02, 2017

    This once was the headquarters for the royal family to live in underground in an emergency. They no doubt have somewhere else earmarked for them. Still this is a look at the very secretive base within Spring Quarry known as Burlington AKA Rudloe Manor Site 3.

  • MOD Corsham

    January 16, 2017

    Now known by the name MOD Corsham and formerly JSU Corsham (Joint Service Unit) and RAF Rudloe Manor. A large military site which sits directly above the MOD's underground tunnel complex. During the Second World War the underground site made up part of a massive ammunitions depot and the world's largest underground factory. Later these tunnels became a government's emergency relocation site and various communication bunkers were also set up here.

  • Pokemon Hunting Teens Trapped Underground In Corsham

    July 31, 2016

    This week it's been widely reported that a group of teens got trapped 100ft underground while in search of Pokemons.

  • Corsham Computer Centre Unwanted Visit

    July 23, 2013

    We decided to take a trip down to the super secret Corsham Computer Centre which is an underground complex which is apparently a Nuclear Command and Control centre for the British Military.

  • Central Ammunitions Depot

    April 15, 2013

    CAD is spread over four separate quarries in the Corsham area, Monkton Farleigh Quarry is in part used for secure holding by Wansdyke Security. Tunnel Quarry is still used by the MOD. Ridge Quarry has been abandoned. Eastlays Quarry is a commercial site used for wine storage.

  • Burlington Bunker

    April 07, 2013

    The former emergency relocations site for the government in the event of nuclear attack, the site has been abandoned since the 1980s since which time it has been kept as a decoy site until its declassification at the end of 2004. Burlington has had many code names since its conception in the early 50s, these include Stockwell, Subterfuge, Turnstile, and more recently Site 3.

  • Command & Control Centre (CCC)

    April 05, 2013

    One of the UK's best kept secrets, CCC is an active government bunker located at Peel Circus in Corsham, above ground the site consists of nothing more than a doorway in to a mound of earth, obscured from public view by a ring of trees and vegetation.

  • Corsham's Underground Military Tunnels Become Heritage Listed

    March 22, 2013

    The Quarry Operations Centre, part of the Burlington Bunker has been designated as a Grade II listed building due to its special architectural and historic interest.

  • How To Find Box Quarry Backdoor Entrance

    September 12, 2011

    Fancy a trip to RAF Rudloe Manors underground extents. This is how to find the entrance to the "backdoor" tunnel system. Make sure you understadn what it takes to do tunneling before attempting entry. Hardhats essential, no naked flames... torches and batteries to last you 24 hours. A compass and a MAP of the underground tunnels.

  • Corsham Made The Hub For UK Cyber Security

    August 23, 2011

    The small market town of Corsham has recently become the home to a new high-tech part of the MOD's global defence strategy.

  • German Cold War Bunker Dwarfs Burlington Bunker In Corsham

    November 14, 2010

    With the threat of the Cold War looming in the late 80s the UK government made plans to hide underground and Burlington was born, but a German Democratic Republic bunker existed which dwarfed Burlington.

  • Box Tunnel

    November 01, 2010

    A two mile long tunnel, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel through Box Hill. Next to the eastern entrance of the tunnel you can see the remains of a branch from the main London to Bristol railway line which lead into the hillside into the Corsham Ammunitions Depot and terminated at a half-mile long underground railway station which was used during World War II.

  • 6 Facts & Myths About Corsham's Secret Underground Tunnels

    September 19, 2010

    Check out some of the most commonly discussed facts, myths and rumours relating to the secret network of tunnels, bunkers and quarries beneath Corsham and the surrounding area.

  • The Timeline Of Britain's Most Secret Bunker, Burlington

    September 19, 2010

    For decades a huge underground nuclear bunker built beneath Corsham in Wiltshire was one of the UK's best kept secrets. In 2004 it was finally declassified and since the details of its existence have been revealed, below is the timeline of the bunker's construction and use.

  • Rudloe Manor The "Focal Point" For UK UFO Reports

    August 05, 2010

    The military site which sits directly on top of a network of secret tunnels in Corsham has been dubbed Britain's Area 51 by UFO investigators since the mid-90s.

  • Tunnel Visions - BBC Inside Out West

    November 04, 2009

    The BBC go on the hunt for art 100 feet below Corsham in Wiltshire in a secret underground bunker. Olga Lehmann designed and painted murals for the workers' canteen in Bristol Aircraft Companys underground, wartime factory in Spring Quarry, Corsham using paints from the factory.

  • HMS Royal Arthur

    May 05, 2009

    HMS Royal Arthur moved from Skegness to Corsham, it was a naval training school for new recruits.

  • Steve Higgins Talks About An Underground Fire In Corsham

    February 11, 2009

    I was asked to appear on local radio to talk about a fire which broke out underground at Monks Park Quarry. I spoke to the news teams about the layout and history of the quarry, and about the conditions firemen may be facing underground.

  • Copenacre Quarry

    September 23, 2008

    Originally an average sized Bath stone quarry, later put in to use as a Royal Navy store making use of an area of land beside the A4 owned by the Hartham Estate, it remained it operation until the mid 90s, it's now sealed and abandoned.

  • Ridge Quarry

    August 19, 2008

    Originally quarried for Bath stone up until 1914, it was later put in to use by the War Department as a sub-depot of the Central Ammunitions Depot Corsham.

  • Westwells Quarry

    August 19, 2008

    A small Bath stone quarry which has been buried under new housing in Corsham. The quarry was known by two names, Westwells Quarry and Moor Park Quarry.

  • Spring Quarry

    August 19, 2008

    A large stone quarry which was converted by the air ministry during WWII, the quarry housed the world's largest underground factory. Later it became Royal Navy stores and part of the factory was converted in the government's emergency relocation site in the event of nuclear attack. Spring Quarry joins the south edge Tunnel Quarry, it also joins the smaller abandoned Sands Quarry.

  • Primary Network Control Centre

    August 19, 2008

    To the Western end of Tunnel Quarry was an area which was the proposed number 1 district as part of the ammo stores, however due to a severe geological fault this area was never developed by Royal Engineers however the air ministry did make use of it 1943 when they converted it in to South West Control, a military communications centre which operated up until the 1990s.

  • Tunnel Quarry

    August 19, 2008

    Tunnel Quarry was one of the four sub-depots of the Central Ammunitions Depot, parts of the converted Bath stone quarry are still security classified sites today. The quarry connects to the northern edge of Spring Quarry and also had a link to the GWR main line at the eastern portal of Brunel's Box Tunnel.

  • Sands Quarry

    August 19, 2008

    Sands is a fairly small quarry connecting to the Southern end of Spring Quarry, it is only about 13,000 square meters. Sands is used as an emergency exit. Reflective metal checkpoints guide the way from the Spring Quarry emergency exit to surface slope shaft of Sands Quarry lit only be a torch light.

  • Brewers Yard Quarry

    August 18, 2008

    A very unique former Bath stone quarry, the quarry is small in size but has some interesting features. The quarry comprises of two levels which are connected by a stone staircase and a vertical shaft connecting both levels with the surface. There are many blocks of Ashlar which were stacked up but never moved to the surface.