List of World War II prisoner-of-war camps in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of Prisoner of War (POW) Camps located in the United Kingdom during World War II.

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Template:July 1944

Camp Number Woodfield Farm Camp Brockworth Road, Churchdown, Gloucestershire Near England
1 [] Churchdown Gloucestershire
2 Toft Hall Knutsford . Cheshire
3 Balhary Camp Balhary Balhary Perthshire
4 Scraptoft
Gilling Camp
Windlestone Hall
. Thurnby
Richmond
Rushyford
Leicestershire
North Yorkshire
County Durham
5 Monrush . Cookstown County Tyrone Northern Ireland
6 Racecourse Camp
Long Marston
Glenbranter
. Doncaster
Stratford-upon-Avon
Glenbranter
Yorkshire
Warwickshire
Argyll
6a Ashton Court . Bower Ashton Somerset
7 Winter Quarters Camp Ascot Windsor Berkshire
8 Mile House
Warth Mills
Shrewsbury Road Oswestry
Bury
Shrewsbury
Manchester
Shropshire
Lancashire
9 Kempton Park Racecourse
Quorn Camp
Warth Mills
.
Quorn
Bury
Sunbury
Loughborough
Manchester
Middlesex
Leicestershire
Lancashire
10 Gosford Camp
Cockfosters Camp
Stamford Camp
Gosford Castle
.
Empingham Road
Market Hill
Barnet, London
Stamford
County Armagh
Middlesex
Lincolnshire
11 Gilford
Island Farm
Racecourse Camp
Elmsfield
.
Knavesmire
Craigavon, Portadown
Bridgend
York
County Armagh
Glamorgan
North Yorkshire
11a Trent Park Camp
Rayner's Lane
Trent Park, Bramley Road
.
Enfield, London
Harrow-on-the Hill, London
Middlesex
Middlesex
12 Elmfield Camp
Donaldson's College
Gilford
West Coates
Portadown
Edinburgh
Armagh
Midlothian
12a Warth Mills Bury Manchester Lancashire
13 Shap Wells Hotel
[The Hayes]
Shap
.
Penrith
Swanwick
Westmoreland
Derbyshire
14 Bun Camp
Holywood
Doonfot
Jackson Road
Ayr
Belfast
Ayrshire
County Down
15 Shap Wells Hotel
Donaldson's College
Shap
West Coates
Penrith
Edinburgh
Westmoreland
Midlothian
16 Gosford Camp
Flaxley Green
Prees Heath
Aberlady
Stilecop Field
.
Longniddry
Rugeley
Whitchurch
East Lothian
Staffordshire
Shropshire
17 Lodge Moor
Hyde Park Gardens
Redmires Road, Lodge Moor
22 Hyde Park Gardens
Sheffield
.
Yorkshire
London, W2
18 Featherstone Camp Featherstone Castle Haltwhistle Northumberland
19 Happendon Camp
Douglas Castle
Douglas
Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire
Scotland
Scotland
20 Bickham
Bramham No. 1 Camp
Wilton Park
Bickham Common, Bickham, Yelverton
Bramham
.
Tavistock
Boston Spa
Beaconsfield
Devon
Yorkshire
Buckinghamshire
21 Cultybraggan Comrie Crieff Perthshire
22 Pennylands Camp Cumnock Ayr Ayrshire
23 Le Marchant Camp
Shrewsbury (GPC)
Sudbury
Devizes
Shrewsbury
Sudbury
Wiltshire
Shropshire
Derbyshire
24 Knutsford (MH) . Knutsford Cheshire
25 Leamington (GPC)
Lodge Farm

Farncombe Down
Leamington Spa
Lambourn
Warwickshire
Berkshire
26 Barton Field Ely Cambridgeshire
27 Ledbury
Nottingham (GPC)

Ledbury
Nottingham
Herefordshire
Nottinghamshire
28 Knighthorpe Ashby Road Loughborough Leicestershire
29 Abergavenny (GPC)
Ormskirk (GH)
Royston Heath


Abergavenny
Ormskirk
Royston
Monmouthshire
Lancashire
Hertfordshire
30 Aldershot (GPC)
Carpenters Road

Stratford
Aldershot
London
Hampshire
E15
31 Ettington Park Newbold-Upon-Stour Stratford-on-Avon Warwickshire
32 Wormwood Scrubs Shepherds Bush London W12
33 Dancer's Hill
Shorncliffe
Bonnytown Camp, Bonnytown Farm, Working Camp[1]
South Mimms
Folkestone (GPC)
Dunino
Barnet
Folkestone
Kingsbarns
Hertfordshire
Kent
Fife
34 Warebank Camp . Kirkwall Orkney
35 Boughton Park Boughton Northampton Northamptonshire
36 Darlington (GPC)
Hartwell Dog Track Camp

Stone
Darlington
Aylesbury
County Durham
Buckinghamshire
37 Bridgwater (GPC)
Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe
Bridgwater
Cheltenham
Somerset
Gloucestershire
38 Pool Park Efenechtyd Ruthin Denbighshire
39 Castle Maxstoke Maxstoke Coleshill Warwickshire
40 Somerhill Camp Tudeley Tonbridge Kent
41 Ganger Camp . Romsey Hampshire
42 Exhibition Field Camp Stanhope Close Holsworthy Devon
43 Harcourt Hall North Hinksey Oxford Oxfordshire
44 Goathurst Camp Goathurst Bridgwater Somerset
45 Trumpington Trumpington Cambridge Cambridgeshire
46 Kingsfold Camp Billinghurst Horsham Sussex
47 Motcombe Park Motcombe Shaftesbury Dorset
49 Harrington Camp Farndon Road Market Harborough Leicestershire
61 Wynol's Hill Coalway Coleford, Gloucestershire Gloucestershire
65 Setley Plain . Brockenhurst Hampshire
71 Sheriffhales Shifnal Telford Shropshire
81 Pingley Farm Brigg North Lincolnshire
82 Matlaske, On RAF station Matlaske Sheringham Norfolk
83 Eden Camp Ryton Malton North Yorkshire
93 Harperley Fir Tree Crook County Durham
97 Birdingbury Camp,[2] Working Camp Birdingbury Bourton-on-Dunsmore Warwickshire
103 Moota camp Moota A595 Bothel Cumbria
107 Penleigh Camp Wells . Somerset
108 Thirkleby Sandhill, Little Thirkleby Thirsk North Riding of Yorkshire
115 White Cross Camp St Columb Major . Cornwall
116 High Hall Camp Epping Essex
124 Ashton Gate Camp Bedminster Bristol
165 Watten Camp . Thurso Caithness
155 Hornby Hall Camp Brougham Penrith Cumbria
191 Crewe Hall Crewe Hall Crewe Green Cheshire
198 Island Farm Bridgend Glamorgan
251 East Cams Portchester Road Fareham Hampshire
254 Sutton Bridge Camp,[3] Working Camp Sutton Bridge Holbeach Lincolnshire
275/275a Kinnell Camp Friockheim Forfar
280 North Lynn Farm Camp,[4] Working Camp King's Lynn Norfolk
292 Kirmington North Lincolnshire
294 Fisher's Camp Thedden Grange Bentworth, Alton Hampshire
402 Southampton Highfield Southampton Hampshire
403 Brockley Camp Brockley Bristol Somerset
405 Barwick House Barwick Yeovil Somerset
614 Stoneham Camp . Eastleigh Hampshire
663 Park House Camp "A" Shipton Bellinger Tidworth Hampshire
665 Cross Keys Camp Norton Fitzwarren Taunton Somerset
666 Stoberry Park Wells Somerset
668 Aliwal Barracks . North Tidworth Hampshire
672 Popham Micheldever Winchester Hampshire
675 Hiltingury Road Chandler's Ford Eastleigh Hampshire
676 Puckride Camp Fleet Road Aldershot Hampshire
693 Whitchurch . Andover Hampshire
1000 Oakhangers Camp Bordon Farnham Hampshire
1006 Willems Barracks . Aldershot Hampshire
1019 Aldershot . Farnham Hampshire
Special Camp XI Island Farm Bridgend Glamorgan
TBA Pitmedden Camp Pitmedden Aberdeenshire
TBA Monymusk Camp . Kemnay Aberdeenshire

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - Bonnytown POW Camp, Working Camp, Site No. NO51SW 61.
  2. ^ The National Archives (The National Archives document reference No.: FO 939/306): '97 Working Camp, Birdingbury Camp, Bourton, Warwickshire'.
  3. ^ The National Archives (The National Archives document reference No.: FO 939/180): '254 Working Camp, Sutton Bridge Camp, Holbeach, Lincolnshire'.
  4. ^ English Heritage, Roger JC Thomas, 2003, Prisoner of War Camps (1939 - 1948).
  • There was a large amount of renaming, renumbering and reuse of camp numbers during World War II. The reason for this is unknown but speculation has it that it was to confuse the Axis powers in the event of any attempted breakouts after any potential Paratrooper attack or invasion. Example below:
    No. 286 Purfleet Camp, Beacon Hill, Purfleet, Essex
    No. 654 Purfleet Camp, No.4 Transit Camp, Beacon Hill, Purfleet, Essex
    No. 655 Purfleet Camp, No.1 Transit Camp, Beacon Hill, Purfleet, Essex

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