In hidden tunnels with underground rooms that hold a disturbing secret

A NETWORK of underground tunnels with a disturbing secret lies abandoned and overgrown in the forest.

Hidden deep in the North Lincolnshire woods in the village of Stallingborough is a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The site is one of only six surviving 5.25-inch anti-aircraft sites known nationwide

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The site is one of only six surviving 5.25-inch anti-aircraft sites known nationwideCredit: Facebook

Abandoned for decades, here lies the lost remains of one of only six surviving 5.25-inch anti-aircraft stations known in the country and offers a fantastic insight into Grimsby’s wartime history.

The former heavy anti-aircraft battery became obsolete over half a century ago and, although a little overgrown, is still clearly visible.

These batteries usually consisted of a emplacement for guns specifically aimed at aircraft, and this site is considered one of the rarest, most advanced and significant WWII gun sites remaining in the country.

Urban explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces visited the memorial to take a look at this eerie reminder of Grimsby’s wartime past and posted the photos on his Facebook page.

The site is in the woods off Keelby Road in Sallingborough.

It was decommissioned circa 1955 and, as the photos show, is heavily overgrown, with its concrete structure showing signs of significant deterioration.

Despite its decline, there is still a powerful and fascinating insight into the wartime history of the region.

To see more images of this fascinating piece of wartime history, visit Lost Places & Forgotten Faces Facebook.

The site was shut down around 1955

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The site was shut down around 1955Credit: Facebook
Urban Explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces visited the monument

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Urban Explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces visited the memorialCredit: Facebook
Although the site is visibly overgrown, much of the structure can still be seen

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Although the site is visibly overgrown, much of the structure can still be seenCredit: Facebook
The now decommissioned anti-aircraft battery was built in 1944

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The now decommissioned anti-aircraft battery was built in 1944Credit: Facebook
Debris and leaves line one of the entrances to the site's waterlogged interior

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Debris and leaves line one of the entrances to the site’s waterlogged interiorCredit: Facebook

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