PoW Camp 141 Beeson House

This former PoW Camp close to the A1 has been lost to a 1960’s / 70’s housing development


Gordon Road / Gorden Close / Beeson Close in
Little Paxton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR Photos

The site of this former PoW Camp has as expected been lost to modern development in that a housing estate is now to be found in its place. This estate is a typical 1970s / 1980s estate except that it gives an impression of compactness with lots of additional pathways and alleys thought.
The St Neots local history WordPress website gives details as to the former PoW camp at the web link at the bottom of this page. In addition, to defining the location of the four corners of the site:

  • TL 189 626
  • TL 191 626
  • TL 189 624
  • TL 191 624

The above figures are broadly in line with the English Heritage Data, but more importantly are consistent in terms of the street lay out on the map and the general size of a PoW Camp. On the ground the site was very much as expected, and I found some interesting some locations and shoots the most interesting of which in term of a WWII was a mural painted within a bus stop.

Camera Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 141 Beeson House

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47