PoW Camp 4 Scraptoft

Remains of former Prisoner Of War (POW) camp in Beeby Road, Scraptoft


Scraptoft Golf Course, Beeby Road, Scraptoft, Leicestershire


Last Site Visit

October 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

Scraptoft PoW Site Number 4 in Leicestershire is where this project started.

I am ex Forces and have an interest in the way the military has impacted the landscape as well as the way the landscape evolves. Despite this former PoW Site being around 3 miles from where I live, I had not known of its existence until a local newspaper published an article saying that the site of a former PoW Camp was going to be redeveloped. The article went on to say that a nature reserve and a golf club would be lost to 1,200 houses.

On visiting this site, I became fascinated in that although the buildings had been removed that the traces, outlines and in some cases foundations and pathways had remained. Whilst these items could be seen during a site walk, they were difficult to shoot as conventional photographs. As a result, I purchased a Drone and this entire project started….

Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 4 Scraptoft

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

FO 939/87 PoW Camp 4 Scraptoft – Narrative Visit Reports
England from Above Images