PoW Camp 80 Horbling

A small field in Horbling Lincolnshire and the site of a former PoW Camp 80 Horbling Camp


Sandygate Lane / Sandygate Close / Toller Court / Brows CofE Primary School, Horbling, Lincolnshire


Last Site Visit

March 2020


DSLR and Drone Photos
UK FO Inspection Reports

This former PoW Camp site is in a small field in Lincolnshire that backs onto a small council estate and a scout hut. The field is SSCI or equivalent and has simply been left to nature and has tall grass and a small foot path that passes through the site from the council estate to a pathway. The pathway on the opposite side of the field is a very old concrete roadway that leads to a water processing plant.

In talking to a resident of the council estate whose house backs on to the site I was able to validate its history. The site was used as a PoW camp and then following the war it was used for displaced persons with one or both sets of residents working on local farms. The resident also said that he main entrance to the site when though the scout hut and that his house is reportedly located where the camps water tower was. Between the council houses and the field there are small concrete kerbs stones and concrete that indicate the presence of the former camp.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of the former PoW Camp 80 Horbling

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

FO 939/160 PoW Camp 80 Horbling – English Inspector’s Report
FO 939/160 PoW Camp 80 Horbling – Narrative Visit Report