PoW Camp 107 Penleigh

The camp has been built on by one of two housing Estates. The Newer Estate on Penleigh Road being the most probable site of the camp


Wookey Hole Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1AA


Site Visits

June 2019


DSLR Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

This former PoW has been lost to modern housing. At the time of my visit the David Wilson Homes were in the process of completing their Bishops Green Housing Development on the site of the PoW Camp.

The Original 2003 English Heritage PoW Report and Archaeology Data Service place the came in and around the bungalows on St Cuthbert Avenue. This is incorrect as born out by the investigation Malcolm Sanders and as shown within his report available through a link at the bottom of this page.

However, my memory of this site was not the new buildings but the background noise / music from the Glastonbury Festival !

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 107 Penleigh

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc PoW Camp 107