PoW Hostel 53 Pinfold Lane

This former PoW Hostel site is now some form of secure storage site located next to Drax Power Station


Pinfold Lane. Drax. Yorkshire


Site Visits

February 2021


DSLR and Drone Photo
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

Pinfold Lane was a Hostel or subcamp of PoW Camp 53 Sandbeds other than that very little is known about the site.

Today Pinfold lane site lays at the foot of Drax Power Station and is divided into a number of spaces or compounds that offer secure caravan and vehicle storage, recycling and an empty plot of land to the rear. Regrettably is not possible to say which of the areas the Hostel was sited.

Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Hostel 53 Pinfold Lane

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

FO 939-302 PoW Camp 53 Sandbeds – Inspector’s Reports