Harperley Working Camp, World War II Prisoner of War camp at Craigside, Wolsingham - County Durham (UA)

A very rare surviving example of a World War II Prisoner of War camp. Used by both German and Italian prisoners of war. 85% of original buildings are in roofed condition and wall paintings and internal fittings have also survived. Following a series of investigative surveys, a programme of conservation works, funded by Historic England, commenced in 2011. A second phase of work to the canteen and theatre was completed in 2013. Discussions continue with the owner to agree a programme of work to maintain the site subject to securing funding from other sources.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Harperley Working Camp, World War II prisoner of war camp at Craigside
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    Local Planning Authority:
    County Durham (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Military building


    Building Name:
    Harperley Working Camp
    Unitary Authority:
    County Durham (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North West Durham
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:

Contact Details

Lee McFarlane 0191 269 1239