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.
Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Last Updated: March 21, 2018 3:30 PM
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 04, 2009
ITV West evening news coverage of the 1950s nuclear bunker which the Ministry of Defence has put up for sale.
November 04, 2009
The 35 acre, 1950s nuclear bunker which the Ministry of Defence has put up for sale.
Burlington: The Central Government Emergency War Headquarters at Corsham
This book tells the fascinating story of 'Burlington' from its inception in the early 1950s until 2004 when the site was finally declassified. It is a large-format volume and contains approximately 400 colour photographs, maps and plans accompanied by comprehensive captions and an authoritative text. Nick Catford was granted unprecedented access to this highly sensitive site in order to compile the collection of images reproduced in this book.Buy It Now
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