PoW Camp 280 North Lynn Farm Camp

North Lynn Farm small and yet still here and close to the location of the former camp with the same name


North Lynn Farm, Estuary Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports


The access to this site is via long road that takes you through an industrial estate with many compounds being surrounded with the old government type fence posts using modern chain link fencing and with the occasional site of the old type gates as used on the military camps. The road approaching the coordinates given for this site places a large factory complex to the left which is screened by a mixture of trees, bushes and chain link fencing and a small farm to the right.
I was unable to gain access and photograph the factory site and unable to fly my drone owing to weather conditions. Therefore, I contacted the farmer / landowner of the farm – “North Lynn Farm” for which the camp is named and photographed the farm using my DSLR Camera.

English Heritage published a PoW report in 2003 that purported to identify and locate the various PoW Sites. Unfortunately, contains some significant Errors and Omission. EH places the location of this site on the opposite side of Estuary Road in what is now an Industrial Estate.

Malcolm Sanders research in to this site is very clear in that the English Heritage Report in this instance was correct. The PoW Camp was directly opposite the Farm in what is now the Industrial Estate with the gates shown in my images giving access between the two site. Given this a revisit is required

Camera Images of a probable site of the former PoW Camp 280 North Lynn Farm Camp

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47