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Rudloe No.2 Site, also known as Hostel No.2 Site, was built in the early 1940s to house the workforce for the underground Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) factory at Corsham. The hostel housed 1,000 men and was one of nine similar sites constructed in the area. By 1943 ownership of the site had transferred to the RAF.
The site lies on land adjoining Westwells Road and contains a number of offices, accommodation blocks and parking areas. A large number of the original hostel buildings have survived. About a dozen are on the southern side of the site and others have survived to the north of the site. Other surviving buildings include accommodation blocks, a laundry block, stores and the 'canteen and welfare' building. Opposite the present guard room, one of the hostel blocks houses St Peter's Church. This has recently fallen out of use but it still retains its fixtures and fittings, including painted RAF badges in the window glass.
Below ground level, there is a complex of stone mines which were developed following the construction of the Box Tunnel in the 1840s. These were requisitioned by the War Office in the 1930s and form part of the Corsham tunnel system which was used as ammunition depots, an aircraft engine factory and Cold War Central Government War Headquarters (see record 1394896).
Above ground, there are a number of structures which provide access and ventilation to the underground. These include outlet and inlet air shafts, two personnel lifts and a goods lift. The most prominent of these is the air inlet shaft located immediately south of the main guard house. Some of these are clearly protected concrete structures and their design may reflect the use of Spring Quarry as the Central Government War Headquarters during the Cold War.
In 2011 the land is believed to be under consideration for disposal by the Ministry of Defence.

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