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

  • 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.

  • Monkton Farleigh Mine

    March 20, 2017

    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

    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

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

  • Rear Battery

    February 23, 2017

    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

    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.

  • Dapstone Quarry

    May 16, 2014

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

  • Poulton Quarry

    March 02, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Eastlays Quarry

    September 09, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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