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Report - Monkton Farleigh CAD (D19/20) - January 2012.



Ojay

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Monkton Farleigh CAD (D19/20)

Ojay/Rookinella/Havoc/Lawrence


Monkton Farleigh Mine is the largest of the three Central Ammunition Depots and consists of 80 acres of tunnels and storage districts

The site consists of two areas (the main storage area - districts 12 to 18) and connected via a drift, districts 19 & 20

Each storage district is divided up into numbered storage bays, with passageways fitted with 14 miles of large conveyors to transport crates of ammunition around the mine

Built during WW2, the once 'Top Secret' establishment was decommissioned in 1965 and sold off in 1976

The site is now owned by Wansdyke security and used by Restore


Despite this comedy signage..

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'GG' is a pain in the arse and I vowed never again!!

Crack on...


District 20

Starting life as a temporary storage area it was originally isolated from the rest of the mine, with no surface access, the only connection was via Browns Folly through a tunnel known as grahams grovel

Now destined for permanent bomb storage, it included anti-spark asphalt unlike D19 due to an earlier cost cutting exercise

It was also fitted with 4 conveyor belts and a slopeshaft to the surface



19/20 Drift

(The Drift is a tunnel, half a mile long, that runs from Main West to 19
and 20 Districts)

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Miles of ventilation ducting directed conditioned air around the depot

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Storage Bays

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East Haulageway

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Air Intake Shaft & Dehumidifier

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D20 Slopshaft

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Top of 19/20 drift, Main West behind the bricked wall

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Top of D20 & short conveyor

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District 19

Converted by the royal engineers, 19 district was only going to be temporary and not used for ammunition storage

That soon changed and by 1939 was fully functional, with the exception of the usual spark proof flooring as it was never planned to be used for bomb storage

A slope shaft and 2 conveyors were fitted as well as a system of narrow gauge tracks to cart the ammunitions around via trucks to storage bays from above


Making our way into D19...

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Railtracks laid for trucks

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Strengthening pillars

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Short conveyor

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Ventilation Ducting

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Looking back down the West haulageway towards the Drift

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The Drift looking from 19 District back to Main West

On the right is 19 District office which is at the bottom of the slope shaft

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D19 Slopehaft

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Outta Here

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