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Question - Wollaton hall tunnel?


Pmoz

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Hi i was in the doctors not long ago and this old man was talking about a tunnel from the old grange farm which was located on the current site of grange farm medical centre, he said the tunnel was located in the scouts fenced off area and runs from there to wollaton hall and was used supposedly to deliver fresh goods to the hall, Anyone else heard of this? He said he went in it a few times when he was a scout leader in his younger days.
 

Naraa

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Try here https://nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/nottinghams-realm-of-darkness/

"The wine cellars below Wollaton Hall could also be looked on as an example of a tunnel, especially the small passageway at the end of the main wine cellar. This passageway, it is believed, ran down in the direction of Wollaton village, half way along the route it broke through to the surface. It could have been constructed to house a very early plate-way, the name given to the first type of railway because it ran on metal plates with a lip on the outside to stop it drifting off. This plate-way would have been used to haul goods up the hill from the village. "
 

Pmoz

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28DL Full Member
Interesting as the villiage is in between the hall and grange farm, never been inside the kitchen / cellar area of the hall so will have to look at goin there. Thnx
 

thomp31

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I've been in the tunnels under Wollaton hall twice and whilst there are "tunnels" (theyre long tunnel shaped rooms, which were actually built and used for cold storage. At the very end of the 2 tunnels is a sandstone well which was used for drinking water (having been cleaned by the sandstone) and was used as a swimming pool by Sir Francis Willoughby.


If you wanted anymore proof, the Americans and British used Wollaton during WW2 while amassing troops for D-day. They buried all the tents/housing/infrastructure etc etc on the grounds. About 10-15 years ago they planned to do some archaeology and dig some of it up, but they ran into asbestos (used to build the makeshift buildings) almost immediately and stopped.

I've got the pictured somehere of all of this.


Outside the mail entrance are some wooded beams on the floor (punk.lung.thick what 3 words), we were told by the woman taking us on the tour that this was from where a bus full of school kids drove up to the front of the hall and the road fell into the cave/tunnel
 

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