PoW Camp 82 Hempton Green

This is an interesting site in that it is now a static caravan site with newer prefabs and static caravans


Green Lane Caravan Park, Fakenham Road, Hempton Green, Fakenham, Norfolk


Site Visits

June 2019


DSLR Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

This former PoW Camp site is interesting in that although the fencing has gone a camp still exists on the site and possibly within the original boundaries.

The prefab PoW accommodation has been replaced with a mixture of static caravans and prefab housing units to forma static caravan park.

Each building within this location has its own unique identity with no two alike yet all occupy the same basic footprint. Some units are in pristine condition, and yet others are very run down, but owing to the layout there is still an underlying uniformity.

Of note in the site were car parks in their common layout but what was most eye catching where the fire alarm stations which I would suspect are a requirement owing to the type of accommodation on the site.

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 82 Hempton Green

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

FO 939/162 PoW Camp 82 Hempton Green – English Inspector’s Report
FO 939/162 PoW Camp 82 Hempton Green – Narrative Report