Monument record BOT 031 - Prisoner of War Camp 56

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Summary

The site of a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Botesdale, known as Camp 56.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0565 7648 (513m by 325m)
Map sheet TM07NE
Civil Parish BOTESDALE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The site of a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Botesdale, known as Camp 56. This was a purpose-built, standard type camp. Common buildings and facilities at standard type camps included water towers, offices, officer's mess, a canteen, guard rooms, barrack huts, ablution blocks, cell blocks, a camp reception station (medical facility/hospital), a cookhouse, dining rooms, recreation rooms and living huts or tents. Camp 56 functioned as a German work camp where prisoners were sent to work as labourers on local farms. It could have been in use up until 1948. The camp has since been demolished and only the water tower remains (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1472457.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2015 11:49AM

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