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

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 are now underway with the owner to secure the completion of a programme of urgent works to some of the other buildings.

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

  • Designated Site Name: Harperley Working Camp, World War II prisoner of war camp at Craigside
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1020730
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Military building

Location

  • Building Name: Harperley Working Camp
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Wolsingham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North West Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Lee McFarlane 0191 269 1239

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England