PoW Camp 1010 Weedon Camp

Site of the former Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot. Weedon PoW Camp was located in the former Cavalry Barracks that was used to support and protect the Ordnance Deport on the hill side above the Depot

Location

Former Royal Ordnance Factory Weedon and Cavalry Fields, Weedon, Northamptonshire

Site Visits

March 2019

Materials

DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

Description

The Royal Ordnance Site at Weedon is now a small industrial estate complete with a visitor centre that was closed on the day of my visit. The site consists of a mix on n use and abandoned buildings that are generally in a bad state of repair with many scrap cars and junk on the site. A canal basin that leads into the site has effectively been cut but it remains in the centre of the site and full of water.

The PoW Camp was built in the village on the site or rather within Cavalry Barracks on the hillside adjacent and overlooking the Royal Ordnance Site. These barracks where demolished some time ago and replaced with housing and a small industrial estate with the area being known as Cavalry Hill. Whilst there are no signs of the former PoW Camp or details as to its exact location on Calvary Hill the history of the area has been retained in part through the use of street and road names and the preserving of horse posts etc.


Camera Images of a area of the former Weedon Royal Ordnance Site Cavalry Hill and the general area where PoW Camp 1010 Weedon Camp was


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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47