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Mossknowe Estate, Honduras Camp, German Working Camp No. 612

Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Mossknowe Estate, Honduras Camp, German Working Camp No. 612

Classification Prisoner Of War Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kirtleholm; Mossknowe House

Canmore ID 273036

Site Number NY26NE 26.08

NGR NY 2780 6985

NGR Description Centred NY 2780 6985

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkpatrick-fleming
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY26NE 26.08 centred 2780 6985

A German Working prisoner-of-war camp noted in R J C Thomas, Project Report (Twentieth Century Military Recording Project, Prisoner-of-War Camps [1939-1948]), National Monuments Records Centre, English Heritage, July 2003 has been identified from vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK 40, 3065-3076, flown 4 May 1946) within the estate of Mossknowe House.

The camp is situated within a rectangular enclosure to the W of Mossknowe House. Visible are at least 29 huts of varying sizes, most with pitched roofs. Entrance to the camp was from the W on the B 6357 road, opposite Beltenmont Mill (NY26NE 76)

Part of the site has been built on by a house annotated 'Kirtleholm' on the current OS 1:2500 scale digital map.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), July 2005


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