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Brocklease Quarry


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

Posted by Higgypop Admin last updated Mon 18 Aug 2008 at 17:37

Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Grid reference: ST864681

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No access, this is a private business premises.

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Brocklease Quarry history

Mining started here in 1900 and only stop when in 1939 the war department acquired Broclease Quarry along with Pickwick Quarry and they were converted in to temporary navy ammunition store, these would store around 10,000 tons of navy ammunition. Eventually, in 1941 the site was closed and storage was moved to Dean Hill in Wiltshire and Trecwn in Pembrokeshire. The site was unused for a time until in 1957 Wansdyke Security moved in and converted the mine in to a complex of underground secure vaults which they hired out to the public and private companies. Wansdyke still opporate at this site today as well as their larger depot in Monkton Farleigh and Westwood Quarry.

 

Documents & scans

  • Wansdyke Security brochure - An A4 brochure advertising secure underground storage at Wansdyke Security's facility in Monkton Farleigh Quarry.

 

Further reading

 

 

Related venues

  • Monkton Farleigh Mine

    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.
  • Westwood Quarry

    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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