Townsend Fold Tunnel/Shelter, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Help Support Derelict Places:

CHEWY

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Messages
360
Reaction score
52
Location
East Lancashire

This tunnel was once used to bring down stone from Horncliffe Quarry.
The stone was then loaded onto carriages to be took wherever by rail.
(the same railway that is now the "East Lancashire Railway").
It runs under the hillside, under Bury Road, and a couple of fields before reaching the railside.

Later it was used as an air raid shelter.
The only evidence of this was a toilet and a rusty part of a lamp.
There is 3 parts to the shelter, each divided by a brick blast wall.

The tunnel has been blocked off around 60metres in :mad:



The Pics


1.jpg


2.jpg


3.jpg


4.jpg


5.jpg



 

CHEWY

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Messages
360
Reaction score
52
Location
East Lancashire
Yeah Catti :(

only last 20years or so it's been blocked.
i have friends that have said they used to go a lot further, but with only being young, they daren't venture too far up it.
plus they were only using old burning rags tied to a stick as a means of light :D
 

3domfighter

Regular Member
Joined
May 2, 2008
Messages
53
Reaction score
14
Location
Bacup East Lancashire
I'm going to have to sort my photos out from my trip there and others.

It was ok in there apart from the porridge of mud and slit in the entrance that had a wicked wiff.
 

CHEWY

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Messages
360
Reaction score
52
Location
East Lancashire
i'm now certain it is the NHS porridge mine after what i got for breakfast this morning :sick: :lol:
 

Derelictman7

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2020
Messages
42
Reaction score
21
Is it still accessible? despite the post was from 2011... I was thinking of taking a trip there with Martin Zero and Jamesville..if possible some even partial clue to the location..much appreciated..
 

Latest posts

Top