PoW Camp 253 Mousehold Heath

The heath is a mix of heath and trees and is linked to a number of former military sites as well as the PoW Camp


Mousehold Heath, Norwich, Norfolk

Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports


The Heath is a hill just to the edge of Norwich and is mixture of heath and woods. Its history links it to a number of former military sites and there are signs around the heath detailing its history. HOWEVER, there are no signs pointing out the location or even the fact that a PoW Site existed here ?

In reading Malcolm Sanders research on this location a revisit is needed in that my images are about a 200m to the North West of the actual site. My images are North of Gurney Road and the site is to the south

Camera Images of a Mousehold Heath, close to but not of the former site of PoW Camp 253 Mousehold Heath

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47