PoW Hostel 259 Harrington

This compound is made up of weeds, concrete and vandalised buildings is one of the former RAF Harrington Dispersed Accommodation and Technical site and site on the opposite site of the A14 of a similar site that Is now Harrington Museum.

Location

North of A14 from Former RAF Harrington main site

Description

Site Visits

June 2020

Materials

DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

This compound is made up of weeds, concrete and vandalised buildings is one of the former RAF Harrington Dispersed Accommodation and Technical site and site on the opposite site of the A14 of a similar site that Is now Harrington Museum. Following the end of WWII this compound and the buildings that would have been there served as a PoW Hostel under Camp 259 Weekly (Broughton House).

The site as it exists today is derelict with the original buildings having been removed and the remains of three vandalised other buildings sitting amount the original concrete and gated compound. The site is also overgrown in vegetation with the entrances blocked off to prevent vehicle access.

On a personal note; this site was the 1st one visited by myself after a three month enforced break caused by the CV-19 lockdown.


Camera and Drone Images of the remains of Harrington Hostel Site located to the North of the A14

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

FO 939/182 PoW Camp 259 Weekley covering Harington