PoW Camp 276 Nissen Creek

Nissen Creek former PoW Camp is now a playing field next to Pinhoe train station in Exeter

Location

Station Road Playing Fields, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon

Description

Site Visits

Septembre 2019

Material

DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

The former PoW Camp is now a playing field or rather a planning field, a children’s play area and separate wild areas the site being effectively divided into four parts by trees and a small creek.

Interestingly the Heritage Gateway sites states that this location was once WRAF Accommodation for the local RAF base. This reuse of disperse RAF and Army Accommodation was common

Looking at old maps this small creek is Nissen Creek but only it does not appear to be named on modern maps

The site is next to Pinhoe train station and is accessed through the train station car park.


Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 276 Nissen Creek


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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 276