Monkton Farleigh Mine is the largest of
the three Central Ammunition Depots and consists of 80 acres of
tunnels and storage districts.
Built during WW2, it was
decommissioned in 1965 and sold off in 1976. After many years of
fruitless wrangling between landowners and planners, Monkton Farleigh
Mine was almost destroyed by theft and vandalism.
In 1984 this once Top Secret
establishment was rescued by volunteers who launched an ambitious
programme to restore the mine and open it to the public.
Click on the button above
for a tour of Monkton Farleigh Mine.
Depot 3 Monkton Farleigh
Farleigh Mine consists of eight storage 'districts'
connected by five miles of tunnels. It has six entrances,
at the end of a mile-long tunnel at Farleigh Down Sidings.