PoW Camp 1021 Merley Park

This former PoW Site is now home to multiple sports clubs along with a Mini Railway


Merley Park, Merley Park Road, Merley, Dorset


Site Visits

June 2019


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

This was the most interesting site I came across during my September 2019 trip to the South West with respect to finding intact sites and buildings.

The site is now a large mixed sports and hobby site with Cricket Tennis, football and social clubs.

These are alongside a shooting and amateur radio clubs and a miniature railway.

Again, these exist with some surviving PreFab buildings and a couple of hut bases.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 1021 Merley Park

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 1021

Foreign Office File 1120/183 list of POW Camps in the UK as of 20Feb47 as held by the UK National Archives in March 2019