Record Details

NHER Number:27793
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two military camp


A World War Two Prisoner of War Camp camp at Cley Eye is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1945 and 1946. A few sections of wall are all that survives above ground.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 04748 45036
Map Sheet:TG04NW

Full description

March 2003. Norfolk NMP.
A World War Two military camp is clearly visible on RAF 1945 (S1) and 1946 (S2 to S4) aerial photographs. The remains of it are also visible on RAF 1952 images (S5). It is located on Cley Eye a short distance to the south of the current coastguard lookout. The camp extends from NGR TG0473 4511 to TG0467 4497 to TG0481 4495, and was presumably associated with Cley Battery (NHER 24184).
There are about twenty-five buildings and structures within the area and tracks running between them. The buildings have been plotted, but the tracks have not. The tracks had a very scuffy appearance on most of the aerial photographs and determining which (if any) were proper roads/tracks was difficult. In the 1945 aerial photographs the whole ground area has this appearance.
H. Clare (NMP), 19 March 2003.

December 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Land-based survey; Cley, Salthouse and Kelling fresh-marshes, Context 1:
At least four fragments of brick and concrete wall and one in situ brick and concrete structure. Some of the bricks are stamped 'LBC'.
These were were once part of a Second World War Prisoner of War camp. [1].
See assessment report (S6) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
D. Robertson (NLA), 21 October 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • HUT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY CAMP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • NISSEN HUT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/403 3042-3 18-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 4071-2 27-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 3065 27-AUG-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG04/TG0544/A).
<S4>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 3085-6 27-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S5>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 58/844 (F14) 5036-7 21-MAR-1952 (NMR).
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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