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HER Number:MDV80417
Name:Handy Cross Camp, Bideford


Pre-existing military camp used as a Prisoner of War Camp during the Second World War.


Grid Reference:SS 440 259
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Camp visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

Thomas, R. J. C., 2003, Prisoner of War Camps (1939-1948), 50 (Report - non-specific). SDV347543.

Handy Cross Camp. Prisoner of War Camp Number 694. German working company based in pre-existing military camp. Buildings removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107222 ]
SDV347543Report - non-specific: Thomas, R. J. C.. 2003. Prisoner of War Camps (1939-1948). English Heritage. Digital + A4. 50.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2012 3:18PM