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Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Urban exploration venues in Wiltshire

  • Ammo Case Valley

    Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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

  • Bethel Quarry

    Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Box Quarry

    Box, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Box Tunnel

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Brewers Yard Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Brocklease Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    Brocklease Quarry is also known as Goblins Pit, it is currently used by Wansdyke Security for secure storage and as a vehicle depot.

  • Browns Folly Mine

    Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Browns Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    A small stone quarry to the north of tunnel quarry in Corsham which was converted and used as the underground headquarters of No. 10 Group Fighter Command and as a ROTOR training station, the site is now abandoned.

  • Burlington Bunker

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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 it's declassification at the end of 2004. Burlington has had many code names since it's conception in the early 50s, these include Stockwell, Subterfuge, Turnstile and more recently Site 3.

  • Central Ammunitions Depot

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Command and Control Centre

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Copenacre Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Eastlays Quarry

    Gastard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Elm Park Quarry

    Gastard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Farleigh Down Tunnel

    Ashley, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Goodes Hill Mine

    Gastard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Graham's Grovel

    Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • HMS Royal Arthur

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    HMS Royal Arthur moved from Skegness to Corsham, it was a naval training school for new recruits.

  • Hollybush Mine

    Gastard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Imber Village

    Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Limpley Stoke Quarry

    Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • MOD Corsham

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Monks Park Quarry

    Neston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Monkton Farleigh Mine

    Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Park Lane Quarry

    Neston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Pickwick Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Poulton Quarry

    Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Primary Network Control Centre

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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 opperated up until the 1990s.

  • Ridge Quarry

    Neston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Rocks Quarry

    Colerne, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Salisbury Urban District Control Centre

    Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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

  • Sands Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Spring Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Swan Mine

    Kingsdown, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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

  • Tunnel Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Westwells Quarry

    Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

  • Westwood Quarry

    Westwood, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

    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.

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