PoW Camp 590 Hathern

During WWII Garendon Hall and Park was used as an Ammunition Depot and PoW Camp to house German PoWs Adjacent to Garendon – Pear Tree Lane Hathern as Camp 590 it was used to house Italian Prisoners


Pear Tree Lane, Hathern, Loughborough, Leicestershire


Last Site Visit

November 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos

This former PoW Site was used to house Italian PoWs and then German and is now a park and playground with a wild untamed area. There are NO trances of the former PoW Camp although I did find some concrete blocks and small fence posts.

Camp 590 on Pear Tree Lane is at the edge of Garendon Park with the former main road to the hall nearby. In my interview with the Estate owner Squire Gerard de Lisle I was told that until a few years ago there one or two buildings and remnants of the camp but these were lost to fire and vandalism.

Camera and Drone Images of Pear Tree Lane and the site of former PoW Camp 590 Hathern