PoW Camp 673 Bridestow

This former PoW Site is located in dense woodland to the south of Bridestow and has a number of Hut Bases within the woodland




Site Visits

September 2019


DSLR Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

The camp was created from the conversion of a munitions depot into a PoW Camp. The buildings were cleared post war and although housing was planned in the end the site was turned into woodland and many of the hut bases were simply left. The day I arrived it was wet with low cloud although not actually raining. As such I was unable to use my drone.

The woodland has what amounts to several heavy gravel bridleways through made from the original roadways laid down for the camp. I came across a basic shed sitting on a former hut base along with several bases within the woodland. It was interesting to note that the bases were quite high, I am not sure if they were built like this or is the ground level has changed. There were also the remains or earthen berms in the site.

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 673 Bridestow

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

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 inc “A PoW Camp 673”, but not “This PoW Camp 673”