PoW Camp 253 Mousehold Heath

The heath is a mix of heath and trees and is linked to a number of former military sites as well as the PoW Camp

Location

Mousehold Heath, Norwich, Norfolk

Site Visits

May 2019

Material

DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

Description

The Heath is a hill just to the edge of Norwich and is mixture of heath and woods. Its history links it to a number of former military sites and there are signs around the heath detailing its history. HOWEVER, there are no signs pointing out the location or even the fact that a PoW Site existed here ?

In reading Malcolm Sanders research on this location a revisit is needed in that my images are about a 200m to the North West of the actual site. My images are North of Gurney Road and the site is to the south


Camera Images of a Mousehold Heath, close to but not of the former site of PoW Camp 253 Mousehold Heath


Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47