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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.

  • My BBC Radio Interview On The Dangers Of Underground Exploration

    July 06, 2017 8:12 AM

    Over the last few days, two groups of urban explores have become last in a vast network of tunnels under Box in Wiltshire. Having previously been interviewed by Radio 4 and Radio Wiltshire on the topic of underground exploration, the Beeb once again contacted me to give my opinion on the dangers of exploring Box Quarry.

  • 15 Years On: My First Underground Trip

    April 06, 2017 8:39 AM

    Exploring an abandoned secret bunker underneath the village of Monkton Farleigh in Wiltshire, which was used as an ammunition store in the Second World War.

  • 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.

  • Monkton Farleigh Mine

    March 20, 2017 1:57 PM

    This former Bath stone quarry was converted in to a sub-depot of the Central Ammunitions Depot. The site consists of two areas, the main storage area - districts 12 to 18 and connect via a drift, districts 19 and 20. Each storage district was divided up in to numbered storage bays, passage ways were fitted with conveyor to transport crates of ammunition around the mine.

  • Farleigh Down Tunnel

    March 14, 2017 2:47 PM

    Farleigh Down is a tunnel connecting the Monkton Farleigh ammunition depot with the main line railway at Ashley. The tunnel is over a mile long and straight. A conveyor belt was used to move the ammunition underground between the top of the hill and the main line. The tunnel is so shallow in some places that it can be seen from across the valley as a strip of dry uncultivated grass.

  • RAF Chilmark Ammunition Stores

    February 23, 2017 11:25 PM

    Former RAF site is unused and old building lie with doors open. Fences and gates with various hole.

  • Rear Battery

    February 23, 2017 10:57 AM

    Nicknamed the "737 Bunker" due to there being half a Boeing 737 next to it, it is located on the Salisbury Plain and used for weapons testing.

  • 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.

  • Black Swan Hotel EVP Test

    March 02, 2016 9:20 PM

    This is a test recording made using my GhostArk at the Black Swan Hotel in Devizes, Wiltshire.

  • The King's Arms, One Of Wiltshire's Most Haunted Pubs

    January 18, 2016 7:09 PM

    The King's Arms or The Muddy Duck, as it was briefly known has a reputation of being one of the most haunted pubs in Wiltshire.

  • Dapstone Quarry

    May 16, 2014 1:51 PM

    Dapston Quarry is a small and long forgotten quarry beneath Farleigh Down.

  • Avebury Stone Circle - Wiltshire Travel Guide

    April 22, 2014 2:55 PM

    The small Wiltshire town of Avebury is a great day out for all the family. Located conveniently between Swindon and Edinburgh with an 93% slant in favour of Swindon... Avebury high street has everything you would expect from an English town, including almost two shops and facilities to make calls...

  • Poulton Quarry

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM

    A small stone quarry, just off of the main road through the small town of Bradford on Avon, since closing the tunnels have been put to several other uses.

  • 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.

  • Swan Mine

    April 13, 2013 10:46 AM

    Swan Mine, also known as Kingsdown Quarry is a great, average size quarry with loads of quarryman's tools and artifacts still remaining today.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Secret Bunkers In The UK

    December 23, 2011 5:56 PM

    Uncover some of the UK government's best kept secrets. From a little known hidden nuclear bunker in Wiltshire to active bunkers like Pindar under Central London.

  • Where Is Dapstone Quarry?

    September 09, 2011 5:42 PM

    Dapston Quarry is a small and long forgotten quarry beneath Farleigh Down near the village of Monkton Farleigh in Wiltshire but where is it and can it still be accessed?

  • Eastlays Quarry

    September 09, 2011 12:07 AM

    Eastlays Quarry has been used since 1988 for secure, controlled wine storage. Handling over four million cases of wine a year, Octavian has the capacity at the Eastlay cellars to store over 800,000 cases in ideal conditions, 90 feet underground, constant year round temperatures, absence of ultra violet light, no vibration and full humidity control.

  • 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.

  • Salisbury Urban District Control Centre

    September 27, 2010 11:52 PM

    Now disused, the Salisbury UD control bunker is a fairly small but really well built bunker, which was put in to use in 1963.

  • Rocks Quarry

    September 26, 2010 11:45 PM

    The Rocks is one of the smallest of the Bath stone quarries, it consists of just one passageway about 200 meters in length, stone from the quarry was used to build the near-by estate of the same name.

  • Park Lane Quarry

    September 26, 2010 8:16 AM

    Park Lane Quarry is consists of 500 meters of underground workings spread over 100 square-meters, it can be found less than half a mile from larger Ridge Quarry.

  • Combe Down Tunnel

    September 20, 2010 9:52 AM

    A mile long railway tunnel on the Bath extension line of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, which ran between Midford and Bath Queen Square until 1966.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Imber Village

    May 05, 2009 12:29 AM

    A small farming village requisitioned by the War Department in 1943, the residents were evicted and the village has been hidden from the public on Salisbury Plain ever since.

  • Monks Park Quarry

    February 12, 2009 1:37 AM

    Monks Park is divided into two sections, one part is still a working stone quarry while the other part was once a Royal Navy storage depot but is now occupied by Leafield Engineering who make components for the defence industry and commercial users.

  • Ammo Case Valley

    September 26, 2008 4:04 PM

    A Second World War ammo dump, the valley was originally the entrance to Browns Folly Mine which was collapsed by the War Department.

  • 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.

  • Limpley Stoke Quarry

    August 19, 2008 6:27 PM

    Limpley Stoke is also known as Hayes Wood Quarry, after a 40 year gap this Bath stone quarry has returned to it's former use as a source of stone.

  • Hollybush Mine

    August 19, 2008 6:06 PM

    Hollybush is a small, single entrance quarry situated south of Wadswick Lane nearer Neston than Wadswick, the reason the quarry is so small is because it was found that the stone quality was poor.

  • 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.

  • Browns Folly Mine

    August 18, 2008 11:57 PM

    Browns Folly Mine is an average sized Bath Stone quarry which was originally part of Monkton Farleigh Mine however when the War Department converted part of the quarry in to an ammunitions store they separated part of the quarry which is the area now known as Browns Folly.

  • 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.

  • Graham's Grovel

    August 18, 2008 4:40 PM

    An old stone quarry haulage way running from the converted ammunition depot of area of Monkton Farleigh through to the old abandoned stone workings of Browns Folly Mine.

  • Goodes Hill Mine

    August 18, 2008 4:33 PM

    This mine lies to the east of Eastlays, it is on the opposite side of the Gastard to Whitley road. It is a very small mine, similar in size to Hollybush with one slope shaft.

  • Elm Park Quarry

    August 18, 2008 2:36 PM

    A fairly small quarry which was never heavily converted although acquired by the war department for storage, it is now back in use as a Bath stone quarry.

  • Box Quarry

    August 18, 2008 1:46 PM

    Box Quarry is an SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) because of its national importance for hibernating and roosting bats. The bats must not be disturbed in any way. Box Quarry is at the western end of the MOD's Tunnel Quarry site and is partly owned by the MOD but after some modification it was only used as an air inlet for the Tunnel Quarry complex.

  • 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.

  • Bethel Quarry

    August 17, 2008 11:12 AM

    A fairly small, single adit entrance Bath stone quarry, it's now used as a mushroom farm, it all spent some time as a Royal Naval storage depot.

  • Westwood Quarry

    August 17, 2008 1:18 AM

    A large Bath stone quarry, parts were used to store British art during WW2 and as an underground Royal Enfield factory. Part of the site is still used today by Wansdyke Security for secure storage space, other parts of the quarry are being quarried by Hanson.