PoW Camp 45 Trumpington

Site of former PoW Camp 45 Trumpington also known as Camp 180 lies in a field between a new Barratt Homes Trumpington Development and the M11. The site has been totally cleared the only remaining evidence being the access road from Hauxton Road


Between M11 J11, A1309 Cambridge Road and Harston – Tumpington Cycleway


Last Site Visit

November 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

This former PoW Site lies to the south of the Trumpington area of Cambridge and is close on Junction 11 of the M11 with the A10 Cambridge road. Except for a concrete roadway it appears that nothing has survived of this site that once contained two camps; PoW Camp 45 an Adult camp with younger PoWs being housed in Camp 180 on the same site.

Directly north of the site of the former camp there is extensive building work on Trumpington Meadows a modern mixed housing estate mainly consisting of flats along with retail, entertainment, and schooling.

Access to the site is via the original entrance road when the gates are open or via the Cycle Way. Copies of UK Foreign Office Inspection Reports have been obtained for this site that detail the general camp conditions, political aspects of the various PoWs along with the usual Lectures and Educational Programs to teach English.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camps 45 and 180 Trumpington

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

FO 939/127 PoW Camp 45 Trumpington – Narrative Visit Reports
FO 939/176 PoW Camp 180 Trumpington Youth Camp – Conference Report
FO 939/176 PoW Camp 180 Trumpington Youth Camp – Administrative Instruction
FO 939/176 PoW Camp 180 Trumpington Youth Camp – English Diploma Certificate