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 - St. Margaret's Deep Shelter (Z Rocket)

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Cracked, May 18, 2013.

  1. Cracked

    Cracked 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    15
    Visited with Weeble. After a long search for Fan Bay deep shelter, which resulted in a fail - although looking at some maps, I think we only missed it by a few metres - we decided to forgo that and head on to this one. My first deep shelter, and a fairly fun and relaxed visit, with a few fairly polite kids also looking around and being careful not to get in our photos. As a lot of it is quite similar, we decided to play around a bit with lighting.

    A little bit of history:
    The deep shelter at St. Margaret's Battery has three entrances, two were behind the guns and are now sealed. The third is close to the cliff edge. This is unlined and the entrance runs down a slope parallel with the cliff face and then turns left inland. At this point there is also an opening to the right in the cliff face. This tunnel continues unlined until the main shelter itself. The shelter is two parallel tunnels with an additional connecting tunnel that was added for the use of medical services. The shelter could house the 4 officer's and 165 other ranks from the battery in its 3,480ft of floor space with an average of 60ft cover. This shelter was constructed by 171 Tunnelling Coy Royal Engineers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Obligatory plan of the shelter:

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking.
     
    WatchDog82 and Lil'Legs like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Thanetfire

    Thanetfire 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    This is great thank you
     
  3. obscurity

    obscurity Flaxenation of the G!!!
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    198
    Home Page:
    amazed this one remains so clean considering how easily accessible it has always been. Good effort, good to see more people hitting dover. A date in the report title is standard here though!
     
  4. Techwreckie

    Techwreckie 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    28
    Haven't seen this in a while!
     
  5. TheTimeChamber

    TheTimeChamber The other one
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    90
    ^^I thought the same. Fan Bay is now restored and controlled by the National Trust
     
  6. Thanetfire

    Thanetfire 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    [​IMG]
    Went near here the other day found a bunker under a hill and did a light painting didnt have enough time to find the deep shelter maybe this week
     
  7. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    578
    Home Page:

    post yer pic up of this bunker under the hill mate,theres a general photo section to bung it in
     
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