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maverick
08-12-2011, 23:21
7024Just wondered if anyone can shed any light as to what this building may have been for, Its situated at the very edge of the former Queniborough ammo factory.7023

PETERTHEEATER
09-12-2011, 11:52
maverick, could you be specific on the location please?

Paul Francis
09-12-2011, 13:41
Looks like an effluent outflow building into a river or canal.

maverick
09-12-2011, 14:31
Hi, sorry, the location of the building is directly opposite the Beedles Lake golf course entrance, situated on Broome Lane, East Goscote

maverick
09-12-2011, 14:34
I to thought an outflow, but the angle of the outlet is against the flow of the river, so then I thought water intake, however this would have only been possible if the river level was considerably higher then than it is now.

maverick
09-12-2011, 14:48
7026

This is engraved on the inside wall of the inlet/outlet??

70277028

Carnaby
09-12-2011, 14:54
Hi, sorry, the location of the building is directly opposite the Beedles Lake golf course entrance, situated on Broome Lane, East Goscote

HERE (http://binged.it/s2BvOB) and HERE (http://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.721212,-1.058808&spn=0.005199,0.016426&t=h&z=17&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=52.721212,-1.058808&panoid=DLnLtZs0axeN_e2KN9yS7A&cbp=12,358.41,,0,5.58)

maverick
09-12-2011, 14:58
Apologies. Im new to this, Carnaby

Carnaby
09-12-2011, 15:07
No problem, Maverick. It's an interesting building !

maverick
09-12-2011, 15:43
A little bit of info regarding the Ordnance factory:

78 Ordnance Depot, Queniborough
the site was originally constructed in 1940 (finished Sept 1942) by Holloway Brothers, and was an Agency factory run by Lever Brothers/Unilever (No 10 ROF, Royal Ordnance Factory). At that time it was known as the Queniborough depot, since that was the closest village to it. It began production in March/April 1942. According to English Heritage's reference work "Dangerous Energy" it was operating Groups 8-10 of ROF filling types (High Explosives received, mixed, and put into bombs and warheads). By 1944 it was temporarily occupied by the War Office. A report of 1951 has it designated as 78 COSD (Command Ordnance Sub Depot). It was decommissioned in 1959 and subsequently bought for housing development by Jelsons. This development began in 1962. There were two enormous shell storage bunkers that could not be demolished, and these were earthed over and landscaped.


The village of East Goscote was built on the site. The 2 bunkers mentioned are no a prominent feature

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=sskjnhgxbvqm&lvl=18.252984266874158&dir=1.8495435328916292&sty=b&eo=0&where1=East%20Goscote%2C%20Leicestershire&form=LMLTCC

P Bellamy
09-12-2011, 16:17
Hi, sorry, the location of the building is directly opposite the Beedles Lake golf course entrance, situated on Broome Lane, East Goscote

The local parish council's Cathy Duffy refers to it as "the old pump station" on page 18 HERE (http://eastgoscote.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/uploads/174bf132998fa42205566311.pdf).

P Bellamy
09-12-2011, 16:50
ROF Queniborough layout overlaid into Google Earth:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k227/ramc181/ROFQboro3.jpg

All the best,
PB

buccaneer66
09-12-2011, 22:20
Nicely done Paul.

PETERTHEEATER
10-12-2011, 06:27
The land on which the ROF was located was low-lying and it may be that the building housed a lift-pump taking drain water from the ROF up into the River Wreake for disposal.

Prothera
13-08-2012, 19:27
Any information on the tunnels below east goscote would be greatly received many thanks prothera

PETERTHEEATER
14-08-2012, 09:19
Any information on the tunnels below east goscote would be greatly received many thanks prothera

Not tunnels but shell storage magazines. As far as I know these were reinforced concrete structures deemed to difficult and expensive to demolish and so they were covered over with soil and landscaped.

This is one of the two as seen from the junction of Long Furrow and Countyman's Way:

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/Queniboroughshellstore2012.jpg

These were usually referred to as 'expense magazines' used to store the finished product, HE Shell. In the absence of a plan they may have been War Department (Army) Shell Stores due to their proximity to the railway. Shell handed over to the Army (WD) would no longer be the responsibility of the ROF and could be shipped as required.

jacko46
26-02-2013, 23:16
Hi!

I'm new to the forum and I know that this thread has been inactive lately, but I was wondering if anyone had any information regarding the entrances to the tunnel network?

Obviously I am aware that access would not be possible, not without the breaking the law at least and I'm not really willing to go that far! However, I have lived in East Goscote all my life and I have been obsessed with the history behind the mound and the tunnel network, and I would love to satisfy my curiosity. If anybody wishes to join me, they are more than welcome!

Thanks, Jack

Thexfiles
02-03-2013, 00:10
Hi jack is it young z?? I've also been very interested in these tunnels and know a way in..i live in east goscote also!!

foxydoris
15-04-2013, 20:42
We are interested to find out more info, do you have any more info regarding another entrances?
Thanks
Doris

downbelow
16-06-2013, 18:30
Hi jack is it young z?? I've also been very interested in these tunnels and know a way in..i live in east goscote also!!

Hi I also live on goscote and if you know a way are you planning foray? if so I would be interested in joining you. There have been 2 photos posted this week one taken inside one of the passages the other looking down the stairwell from the entrance and it is incredibly dry down there so unless you took them we've been beaten to it. Please let me know.

maverick
18-07-2013, 10:27
Hi I also live on goscote and if you know a way are you planning foray? if so I would be interested in joining you. There have been 2 photos posted this week one taken inside one of the passages the other looking down the stairwell from the entrance and it is incredibly dry down there so unless you took them we've been beaten to it. Please let me know.

anyone got a link to the pics?

crosseyes
24-01-2014, 17:20
Hi jack is it young z?? I've also been very interested in these tunnels and know a way in..i live in east goscote also!!
show us please. From what it says on wikipidia there are a maze of tunnels under us.

PETERTHEEATER
25-01-2014, 07:10
See my Post No 16 and don't believe everything that you read on Wiki sites.:)