PoW Camp 65 Setley Plain

The site of this former Camp has been cleared leaving behind a simple concrete pathway with a landscape that has returned to nature on the edge of the New Forest


Setley Plain, Hampshire


Site Visits

June 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

This site is a classic plain and consists of heath, gorse, trees and scrubland. Initially nothing was seen to indicate that there had any military presence in this area or any building. However, the remains of a concrete pathway along with a small brick lined hole.

However, this site is in fact very much like that of Camp 4 Scraptoft in Leicestershire; you can see some odd features and marks on the ground. You can photograph this means and feature; BUT they show very letter. However, once you put a drone up the site begins to unfold. Outlines of buildings, paths, roads and the camps parameter can all be made out from the air.

To my own disappointment I had yet to learn how to fully utilise my drone to get the best from sites such as this and plan to revisit some time in the future

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 65 Setley Plain

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 65