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Ayr, Doonfoot, Greenan Road, Camp 14, Base Camp

Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Ayr, Doonfoot, Greenan Road, Camp 14, Base Camp

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Canmore ID 252975

Site Number NS31NW 141

NGR NS 3203 1924

NGR Description Centred NS 3203 1924

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Maybole
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS31NW 141 centred 3203 1924

A prisoner-of-war camp has been identified from postwar vertical air photograhs (RAF 106G/UK 986, 3107-3109, 4107-4108, flown 9 November 1945 and 106G/UK1262, 7001-7002, flown 21 March 1946) in an area S of Ayr now built over by the Doonfoot housing estate.

The vertical air photographs show a triangular layout to the camp with the staff accommodation at the NE end. The perimeter fence with guard towers are clearly visible on the photographs and the main gate shows evidence of the additional security arrangements.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2003

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