PoW Camp 78 High Garrett

High Garrett survives as a Watertower now converted into a family home


High Garrett Camp, A131 Halstead Road, High Garrett, Essex


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report
Original Images

This is an interesting site in that whilst most of the site has gone its primary water tower has remained.The Water tower has been converted to a large family home and was close to completion when I visited this site.

I talked to the owner of the tower who told me that the actual water tank had been removed but that they had replicated he sides of the tank to preserve its appearance. The owner was also able to describe the extent of the camp that was bigger than I had originally thought and supplied a small number of original images and requested access to my images via the website as part of the project not just to build his new home, but also to assist in his documenting the history of this site.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 78 High Garrett

Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew and original images supplied by site owners:

FO 939-158 PoW Camp 78 High Garret – English Inspection Reports