For Sale:Secret Underground City

For Sale:Secret Underground City

Wiltshire’s Secret Underground City: The 35 acre, secret subterranean Cold War City that lies 100 feet beneath Corsham.
Built in the late 50s this massive city complex was designed to safely house up to 4,000 central Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike.
In a former Bath stone quarry the city, code named Burlington, was to be the site of the main Emergency Government War Headquarters – the hub of the Country’s alternative seat of power outside London. Over a kilometre in length, and boasting over 60 miles of roads, the underground site was designed not only to accommodate the than Conservative Prime Minister, Harold MacMillan, but the entire Cabinet Office, civil servants and an army of domestic support staff. The site was so top secret that many of the civil servants, who had been allocated a desk at Burlington, had no knowledge of it.

Added on: May 31st, 2012

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