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Friockheim, Camp 275/275a, Recreation Ground

Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)(Possible)

Site Name Friockheim, Camp 275/275a, Recreation Ground

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Kinnell Camp; Cemetery

Canmore ID 272560

Site Number NO54NE 85

NGR NO 5992 4959

NGR Description Centred NO 5992 4959

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Kinnell
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO54NE 85 centred 5992 4959

The site of a possible Prisoner-of-war camp is siutated immediately to the E of the cemetery at Friockheim.

The site is visible on postwar vertical air photographs (106G Scot/UK 6, 3244-3245, flown 14 April 1946), and consists of at least four large and two smaller huts. In addition, a small rectangular area with paths can be seen situated centrally between the huts.

A Prisoner-of -war camp is noted at Friockheim as 'Kinnel Camp' in a list in 'Project Report. Twentieth Century Military Recording Project, Prsiner of War Camps (1939-1948)', National Monuments Records Centre, English Heritage Centre, July 2003 (Thomas, R, 2003).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), May 2005


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