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Tunnel in Stanley Bank Wood


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I recently went into Stanley Bank Wood for the first time ever and came accross a tunnel.

 

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Here is a closer view.

 

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Does anyone know the history of this tunnel?

Does anyone know where it leads?

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I have often wondered about this and;

  • To a knowledgeable person the style of of its construction will probably indicate its age.
  • As an air raid shelter is appears a tad modern and is also slightly remote so who would use it?
  • If you look around you will also find an entrance/exit at the far end.
  • It was originally fenced and approached from the East Lancashire Road via a gated entrance as a few bits of the ironwork remain.
  • Its location is interesting as it is near to a major road junction and not too far from RAF Haydock.

 

My early thoughts are RAF or Civil Defence during the cold war for monitoring or observation?

 

John Alex'

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Just looking at the photo of it, it appears like a storm drain as someone said earlier, or even a length of culvert for a stream that's been dumped there. Certainly not an air-raid shelter

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Robbo,

its at the top end of Stanley Bank Wood. Close to the East Lancs/Pewfall Junction.

 

I can post more detailed directions if you wish to go.

I am going up there again now for more pics.

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I want to nip on the way home from work one evening / I pass by that way

thought I knew that area well oops.gif but apparently not

when you enter the woods from the E Lancs lay by There is a brick building on your right and a gully in front of you all I need is the directions from there ! rather than me walking round for ages ? anyone help ?

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Mally, at the layby walk towards the woods - turn immediate left behind the small brick building - head back generally towards Haydock with the East lancs over on your left - over the stream - and it should appear in sight shortly after :-)

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Which side of the Lancs? Is going towards Windle Island or Haydock Island direction? I am looking on Google Earth, but see no indication although I was hoping to see the brick building mentioned..

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Mally, at the layby walk towards the woods - turn immediate left behind the small brick building - head back generally towards Haydock with the East lancs over on your left - over the stream - and it should appear in sight shortly after :-)

Cool I am going tomorrow to look for it victory.gif

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