PoW Camp 2 Toft Hall

This site of a former PoW Camp is now just a Stately Home and Woodland

Location

Toft Hall, Holmes Chapel Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9PD

Description

Site Visits

December 2019

Materials

DSLR & Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

The former Toft Hall main PoW Camp is located in the woods the right-hand side of the driveway to the hall itself.

The English Heritage Report on the camps reported the remains of hut bases in the woods. Unfortunately, I was unable to walk into the woods to check. In flying a drone of the site, they were no obvious indications of the huts within the woods.

The Hall itself was renovated a few years a ago and is now let out on short term rental agreements.

The UK Foreign Office Inspection Report FO 939/85 makes fascinating reading as to the number of Different Nationality of the PoWs caught fighting for the Axis Powers at the camp at any one time – including oddly enough Uruguayan and Venezuelan’s?


Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 2 Toft Hall


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

FO 939/85 PoW Camp 2 Toft Hall Inspection Report