PoW Camp 26 Barton Fields

Former PoW Camp 26 Barton Field is now Ely City Golf Club and has a few surviving Hut bases and what appear to be replacement PreFab Huts of the same form of Nissen Huts but clad in asbestos


Ely Golf Club, Ealy, Norfolk


Site Visits

September 2020


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Reports
Original Images and Map

The former PoW Camp 26 Barton Field is now the home of Ely Golf Club. Like many such sites in calling and talking to the people involved in running what is now a Golf Club I received a very warm welcome and despite being busy they took time out to assist with is project.

The Club Secretary took me over to the Green Keepers maintenance area as it contained a surviving Nissen Hut and a number of hut bases. In fact the hut was unique in that it was clad in Asbestos. Subsequent to my visit the club sent me some original images that appear to have been taken after the camp was closed along with a map of the site.

One thing that really strikes me in photographing the site using the drone from the south were the views of the course with Ely Cathedral in the background.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 26 Barton Field

Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew and Images Supplied by Ely Golf Club

FO 939/110 PoW Camp 26 Barton Fields Inspection Reports
Images and Map from Ely Golf Club