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

  • 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.

  • Dapstone Quarry

    May 16, 2014 1:51 PM

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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Burlington Bunker For Sale - ITV West Evening News

    November 04, 2009 10:41 PM

    ITV West evening news coverage of the 1950s nuclear bunker which the Ministry of Defence has put up for sale.

  • Tunnel Visions - BBC Inside Out West

    November 04, 2009 10:30 PM

    The BBC go on the hunt for art 100 feet below Corsham in Wiltshire in a secret underground bunker. Olga Lehmann designed and painted murals for the workers' canteen in Bristol Aircraft Companys underground, wartime factory in Spring Quarry, Corsham using paints from the factory.

  • 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.

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