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    Default Empacombe Fuel/Oil Storage and refuel depot


    Hard to find information on this. But what ive gathered is off locals and friends who know about it this place.



    Fuel storage and refueling depot. Weather this was used to refuel Ships/landing craft, or land based equipment i don't know. But there is evidance of pipework running out into the estuary. Rumors are that it was mainly under American Military control during WW2.
    There are two large tanks. each a few hundred meters apart from each other. The tank at Empicombe has all the associated buildings with it which im guuessing contained pumping equipment. There are lots of pipework that seem to go off in all directions. I know there are some very large Underground tanks closeby. Whether they are connected to this im not sure. Would make sense tho
    This part of cornwall is littered with odd buildings that im told are of American military origin.

    I am trying to find out more about it when i do i'll post it up. If anybody else has any Info please let me know.




















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    interesting site m8, been there many times, where the pipeline runs down to the river(pipes capped) at low tide u can also see two more pipes that run along the riverbed....

    that site has planning for houses sadly, although the wonders in the woods nearby are safe i recon!:)
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    Yep ...........I like the look of that ol place ! cheers !:)

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    Good to see this place again, cool first post Steve. Did you manage to locate the tunnels & the tanks? Fantastic acoustics in them!

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    Seems to be some tasty graff since my last visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badoosh View Post
    Good to see this place again, cool first post Steve. Did you manage to locate the tunnels & the tanks? Fantastic acoustics in them!
    No, i know there nearby but didn't bother to find them. I'll probily pop back and snoop around sometime soon. There are a hell of a load of stuff to see on the Rame peninsular! Amazing as to the unknowing eye you would think its completly untouched countryside. But its bursting with Military features etc!

    Local torpoint urban legends are that theres a tunnel from empacombe under the hill to the rear of fort picklecombe. wether its true i don't know.

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    Very interesting place fella...lets hope some pics turn up of them tunnels etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_o View Post
    Local torpoint urban legends are that theres a tunnel from empacombe under the hill to the rear of fort picklecombe. wether its true i don't know.


    well there maybe some truth m8, certainly a couple tunnels there, one is esp grand in design and its certainly had its useage modified over the years....pretty sure i know the ww2 useage - beyond that? who knows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    Very interesting place fella...lets hope some pics turn up of them tunnels etc
    this is the larger one of the two



    goes back around 150m, although looking at the concrete it used to go futher....
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    aye that tunnel needs another recce with sum specialist kit :)

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