1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Deep Level Shelter in Coulsdon, Surrey – October 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by kkj, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. kkj

    kkj 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    82
    Although this place has been covered numerous times previously, the reports have always been pretty decent and I have not seen a very recent post, so Carcrazy and I thought we would give it a go.

    This place was surprisingly easy to find and access. It was pretty clear there had been a rave down there within the recent past although the tunnels were still full of interesting objects from old bikes, tractors, engines and lawnmowers etc. well worth a look if you’re in the area!

    Sure some of you will be pleased this place is still standing!

    History

    Around the time of WW2 Surrey County Council commissioned the building of four deep shelters, Coulsdon Deep Shelter was the fourth and was built within the grounds of Cane Hill Asylum. After the war, the shelter was purchased by Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson, Limited who specialised in the manufacture of optical devices – mainly lenses for huge telescopes, however, the main drawback of the tunnels was the cold and damp conditions within them, this played havoc with corroding equipment and the moral of the workforce. To combat this, the company brought a refrigerator and wired it backwards so that it could act as a crude air-conditioning unit.

    Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson finally left the tunnels in the early 70s and the company subsequently wound up in 1978. After this they were used as a garage for a small length of time, but abandoned again because of the same problems faced by Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson. It was the later used as a dump for old VW car parts and the tunnels were then sealed by the local council.

    20151010_203527.jpg 20151010_202530.jpg 20151010_202642.jpg 20151010_202650.jpg 20151010_202711.jpg 20151010_202802.jpg 20151010_202826.jpg 20151010_203032.jpg 20151010_203129.jpg 20151010_203208.jpg 20151010_203225.jpg 20151010_203332.jpg 20151010_203602.jpg 20151010_203622.jpg 20151010_203831.jpg 20151010_204048.jpg 20151010_204546.jpg 20151010_204605.jpg 20151010_204624.jpg 20151010_204640.jpg 20151010_204844.jpg
     
    #1 kkj, Oct 10, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Palisade

    Palisade 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    48
    Hi kkj. I attempted to get in here earlier this year, May, June, can't quite remember... but when we got there, a HUGE pile of clay had been dumped on top of the entrance. Dig you dig through it?? We decided that it would require shovels, and would still take a very long time...
     
  3. Coolboyslim

    Coolboyslim Mr Reality Hacker
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    425
    Nice pics and report love the look of this place. Thanks for sharing
     
    kkj and lock1999 like this.
  4. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,127
    Likes Received:
    1,648
    Thanks for posting and Fuck! I called down one midnight only to find a fresh slab of concrete over the entrance still drying out !
    Probably explains why it's taken 6 months to appear again lol

    Nice to see its open for business again for a while until the Council decide otherwise again
     
  5. kkj

    kkj 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    82
    Nope, no digging needed :) well worth a look if your in the area!
     
  6. Maniac

    Maniac rebmeM LD82
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    430
    I guess the rave got disturbed as they left their cabinets in there!
     
  7. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    776
    Can confirm that access is easy, somebody has dug through all that clay and they left the spade in nearby bushes. Lots of those little Nitrous Oxide cylinders and beer cans littering the place. How come I never get invited to these raves? Am I too old or something? Just be wary of asbestos once you go pass the large tractor wheels on the left side of the shelter.
     
  8. Gromr123

    Gromr123 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    57
    Home Page:
    It was only a matter of time till someone with a spade and a lot of spare time came along. I might have to do a re-visit, I went here for my first ever explore about this time last year.
     
    silentwalker likes this.
  9. kkj

    kkj 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    82
    I agree this place is pretty cool!
     
  10. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    381
    No comment on how it became accessible again :coat:D;) Glad you had a good explore fella!
     
    L Hughes and Blackeagle like this.
  11. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    952
    Likes Received:
    283
    Home Page:
    Fair play to whoever dug their way to the hole, good effort!
     
    PatientTheory and silentwalker like this.
  12. L Hughes

    L Hughes 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is the hole still dug? Meant to be going this weekend ??
     
  13. PatientTheory

    PatientTheory Yung explorer
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    193
    ^never mention when you're visiting a place
     
    L Hughes, the126 and kkj like this.
  14. L Hughes

    L Hughes 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Went to see this place but couldn't find it


    Any clue??
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in