Woolfox Bomb Store, Rutland, June 2020

Help Support Derelict Places:


Super Moderator
Staff member
Veteran Member
Jan 6, 2013
Reaction score
People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
1. The History
This one’s a revisit and not found anything new history-wise so check out the details HERE

2. The Explore
Got a tip-off that there were some bits I didn’t see first time around. Namely a bomb store hidden in the woods. This is the first time that I have used a Lidar search to locate things. Used this site HERE

Having parked up on the lay-by on the A1 made my way across farmer’s fields and through a wood to where I thought the bomb store was located. I didn’t know what to expect as I’d seen no pictures of the bomb store. Luck would have it that it is still there. It’s nothing spectacular but given this place has never been covered before quite exciting.

On the way back I decided to break cover from the woods and have another look at the watch tower. Bad move. Just as I was walking towards the watch tower the farmer drove past with his dog trailing his Land Rover. I instinctively hit the deck hoping he’d not spotted me. A few seconds later he drew up beside me, me lying prone. “Who do you think you are? Some special agent?” After a brief chat he established I wasn’t there to do anything other than take pictures, and having taken my picture, he told me to sling my hook. Which I duly did! So, nothing spectacular this one but nice to find something that doesn’t appear to have been previously documented.

3. The Pictures

50028622261_bb2d98e729_b.jpg img6684 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028660063_e6f2265133_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028087328_1f8ed97346_b.jpg img6677 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028627426_384a2c5363_b.jpg img6676 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028088468_dbbc0c1ae1_b.jpg img6675 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028628471_7c11371c11_b.jpg img6674 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Nature very much taking the place back over:

50028660373_85f8640f2e_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028083603_128d5c78d8_b.jpg img6683 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028660813_13b4544cd5_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028631936_7ac46ea1ff_b.jpg img6665 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Inside the first of three bomb stores:

50029201356_698388a17f_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the second one:

50029201596_0f4f9b044e_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Note RSJ reinforced concrete roof:

50029461662_5445807506_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

An original WWII fuse box:

50029201101_574e4741de_b.jpg Woolfox Bomb 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028089943_011571053f_b.jpg img6669 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some more of the electrics:

50028632336_c11d7f158a_b.jpg img6663 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028623561_ec3048beb9_b.jpg img6682 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028887732_041d1ff9f5_b.jpg img6679 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Another building in the woods:

50028621471_00fcf7f8e5_b.jpg img6685 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And finally, a couple of snaps of the watchtower, post being rumbled by the farmer:

50028080918_864c6b267a_b.jpg img6687 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50028620056_81f52cc258_b.jpg img6688 by HughieDW, on Flickr