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  • Corsham Quarries

    July 20, 2017 10:10 AM

    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 8:34 AM

    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?

  • Pickwick Quarry

    March 20, 2017 10:21 PM

    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.

  • MOD Corsham

    January 16, 2017 4:07 PM

    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 11:21 AM

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

  • Central Ammunitions Depot

    April 15, 2013 12:13 AM

    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 8:54 PM

    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 And Control Centre

    April 05, 2013 10:01 AM

    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 4:06 PM

    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.

  • Corsham Made The Hub For UK Cyber Security

    August 23, 2011 5:16 PM

    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 5:06 PM

    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 2:10 PM

    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 5:33 PM

    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 4:43 PM

    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 5:20 PM

    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.

  • HMS Royal Arthur

    May 05, 2009 1:05 AM

    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 3:40 PM

    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 1:47 PM

    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 2:04 PM

    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 10:37 AM

    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 10:22 AM

    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 1:46 AM

    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 12:40 AM

    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 12:09 AM

    Sands is a fairly small quarry connecting to the Southern end of Spring Quarry, it is only about 4.6 square miles. Sands is used as an emergency exit. Refelctive metal check points 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 11:14 PM

    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.

  • Brocklease Quarry

    August 18, 2008 1:54 AM

    Brocklease Quarry is also known as Goblins Pit, it is currently used by Wansdyke Security for secure storage and as a vehicle depot.

  • Browns Quarry

    August 16, 2008 11:38 PM

    A small stone quarry to the north of tunnel quarry in Corsham which was converted and used as the underground headquarters of No. 10 Group Fighter Command and as a ROTOR training station, the site is now abandoned.

  • Steve Higgins Talks About Corsham Tunnels On GWR Wiltshire

    October 25, 2005 1:00 PM

    Steve Higgins of Nettleden.com talks to a local news team in a brief feature about the Ministry of Defence's plans to sell the Corsham tunnel complex.

  • 'Subterranean Stories' - BBC Radio 4

    February 10, 2004 5:30 PM

    A 15 minute documentary on Corsham underground featuring Nettleden's Steve Higgins along with author Nick McCamley and Chris Davies of Darkplaces.co.uk.