PoW Camp 93 Harperley

This is a remarkably intact site lacking only Nissen Huts and other removable PreFab Structures. The site shows how long the PreFab Huts can last and contain to be useful if properly looked after.


A689, Harperley POW Camp, Weardale, Durham


Site Visits

August 2019


DSLR & Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

This is an intact but secure site and on the day of my visit I was unable to obtain access. Being unable to access the site I took my Photos from along the A689 with two images shot with my camera that shows a couple of PreFab huts along the edge of the site. I then put my drone up and took a series of photos by flying the drone along the edge of the public road.

It is evident that many of the PreFab huts have survived and are in a good state of repair with a few huts being replaced or removed. These huts are all in the same area of the cap. A secondary area shows traces and pathways that I must assume are where Nissen Huts were formally sited.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 93 Harperley

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

FO 939/173 PoW Camp 93 Harperley Inspection Report
FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47