PoW Camp 158 North Burton

This former PoW Site has taken some effort to track down. The information as to the site location was found on the locale Burton Fleming Facebook History Site. Today its simply a large windswept field used for growing crops with no evidence of its past


Vicarage Closes (Fields), Burton Fleming, Yorkshire


Site Visits

October 2020


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK War Office Diary

This former PoW Site has taken some finding in that Camp 158 was originally established at Bramham and then moved to Burton Fleming; which in older OS maps is labeled / named as North Burton.

The site of the forem camp itself has been identified through the Burton Fleming History Group’s Facebook Page which states that it was located between two bridges on the west side of the village in fields known as Vicarage Closes.

Vicarage Closes fields today are used for the growing of crops with no directly visible evidence as to the sites previous use as a PoW Camp.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 158 North Burton

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

War Diary WO 166-17824 PoW Camp 158 North Burton