PoW Camp 699 Tyne J

Post War this former PoW Site became a TA Depot. The Depot was cleared some years a go and the site is now made up of a large vehicle MoT Station, Caravan Sales and mixed Industrial Estate


Sandy Lane Industrail Estate, Gosforth, Newcastle, Tyneside

Site Visits

August 2019


DSLR Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Reports


The site was built like many as a military site and then used as a PoW Camp. Post War the site became a large Territorial Army Depot and can be seen on Google Earth. The TA Depot closed some years ago and the site as it now exists has on one side a Large Vehicle MoT Test Station and Caravan sales site and on the other side a mixed Industrial Estate.

Within the Industrial Estate part of the camp I found some government type concrete fencing that appears to be from the TA Depot and might have been in place when the site was a PoW Camp.

As a note; this was the 1st site that I identified by the use of Google Earth Time Function.

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 699 Tyne J

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

FO 9FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc 699