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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 816167

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


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A prisoner-of-war camp has been identified from post-war RAF vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 70, 4050-1, flown 9 May 1946) at Watten village on the S side of the main road, immediately NW of the junction of the A882 and the B 870. Clearly visible is the double line of fencing surrounding the prison compound with the rows of Nissen huts inside and the huts for staff and guards ranged outside.

The site has since been cleared and is now occupied by modern housing in streets comprising Bain Place and Achingale Place, with a playing field approximately on the site of the football pitch within the camp.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2001.

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