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 are underway with the owner to agree a programme of work to maintain the site subject to securing funding from other sources.

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 and Yorkshire

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