Wiltshire's Secret Underground Bunkers, Abandoned Building & Weird History

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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