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Lead or Rumour info - Maidstone tunnels updated?

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by LachlanF, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. LachlanF

    LachlanF Amateur urbanexer
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    There have been many rumors of tunnels hidden beneath the city maidstone but no one can really find any proof of it.

    Thanks to a couple of members that showed me a map picture it seems that there is at least one tunnel that runs straight under the city (which could even interlink into more?) So i went down to check it out a bit and it can be entered, but may be a bit of a tight squeeze!

    So if anyone is up for checking it out (as i do not really have the equipment) see what it holds.

    Here is the map from above that shows water flowing under the city:
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    Here is the entrance:
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    It seems to be about 1-2 foot deep?
     

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  2. Maniac

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    That's the beginning of one of the culverted parts of the River Len which runs under the Sainsburys, the Shopping Centre and a few other roads etc. It's not that big, and I don't think it would be that interesting judging from the bits you can see.

    here's a photo of it just before it goes under the shopping Centre

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  3. LachlanF

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    I thought it was, but you never know there might be more under there!
     
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    True! Culverts aren't really my thing thou, so I've never been inclined to check it out.
     
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    Same! So i thought i would put it here if anyone was interested, i mean there lots of rumors about there being tunnels all under the town so you might be able to access it
     
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    Hi. I was just wondering of you could repost the picture of the map because its been deleted. Also found anything else interesting!!?
     
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    not sure about that bit of tunnel but iv recently been along some that run from preton hall. cant go as far as you used to as parts hve been filled in to provide better foundations for new buildings. still interesting though.
     
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    im in and out maidstone all the time due to college i haven't seen anything that related to tunnels but you never know have you tryed looking in some history to see they was?
     
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    Hey all, I lived in Maidtone for the bulk of my life and heard the same stories. The info me and my friends gathered led us to believe that the tunnels began up towards the old mental hospital (now a housing estate) just off of Tonbridge road, theres still a ton of old buildings in the area, possible access?
     
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    any pictures of the parts you went into?
     
  11. Snake Oil

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    theres only one way to find out ;)
     
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    Do you have A loctaion where abouts of tonbridge road. Im up that way for college... And if there is tunnels around that way i would like to check them out :)
     
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    The locations of said tunnels are rumoured to be linked and leading to: Preston Hall Hospital, Oakwood Hospital, and Mote House. I've searched around the town centre for entrances but no luck. However, there is supposedly a blocked off entrance in Mote Park which is near enough impossible to get into. I've spoken to a few shop owners in town and they have confirmed smugglers cave entrances in the basement of their and the neighbouring shops. Unfortunately also blocked!
     
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    Hi, I live in Maidstone and as a child i remember going through tunnels up by the old mental hospital. Sadly all the entrances i know of have been filled in. When they built the new housing estate off of queens road by oakwood park some of these tunnels were opened up altho they have all been filled in now. You can still see the dips in the ground where the entrances used to be.
     
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    There are tunnels under Maidstone! My brother and his mates walked them a few years ago under moat park via Cheshire home (the large listed building in the park.) They said they could see up through the cracks in the road so they knew they were under the road, but exactly where, they couldn't tell! Chances are the tunnels have since been filled in as a new housing estate has been built on moat park I dare say there was once a city of passageways under Maidstone
     
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