UrbanSickness UK Urban Exploration
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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

Lansdown No.12 Group ROC HQ

Visited September 2007 with Rookinella, Markr, Sinnerman and DarkPrince



Thanks to Avon and Somerset Fire service who now own the bunker and kindly allowed us to visit.

This was originally Royal Artillery post war anti aircraft operations room, then taken over in 1959 to become the Group 12 ROC HQ.

The building has had little structual change, but inside new walls have been built and the upgrade of new equipment has meant that a generator and the original comms equipment has been recently removed. One back up generator still remains. Original ventilation ducts and heaters remain in place and still run, but little else of its previous use exist.
Even the operations room, now a lecture theatre, no longer has its viewing balcony.
At least the building itself has survived.

The map board. The red dots indicate an ROC post, the red mushroom indicate a "burst", also written on the board has co-ordinates and measurements, also windspeed and direction, suggesting the board was last being used in a simulation attack before the HQ closed.


Original back-up generator The map BoardOriginal ventilation equipment

See more pictures of Lansdown No.12 Group ROC HQ




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