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Record details

BCC record ID:0668300000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Site of Hartwell dog track, used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II
Grid Reference:SP 7970 1207
Parish:

STONE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (Modern - 1942 AD to 1960 AD?)
  • DOG RACING TRACK (20th Century to Modern - 1900 AD? to 1942 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

Hartwell Dog Track was used from 1942 as a Prisoner of War Camp for Italians captured in North Africa (B1).
The camp is visible on 1946 RAF vertical APs and the layout still appeared to be intact in 1960 as shown on the 6" OS map (B2).
Location of the camp confirmed by members of Stone Local History Group (B3).
Recorded by Red Cross as a 'German Working Camp' (Camp no. 36) (B4).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. 1946 RAF vertical AP. SP79751175. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: Buckinghamshire Record Office. 1995. BRO 1995 Wartime Buckinghamshire 1939-1945. pp13-14
<2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 Provisional Edition 6". Quarter sheet. 1:10,560.
<3>Verbal communication: Ann Littlewood & Mrs Sherwood. 2002. Mrs Littlewood & Mrs Sherwood (Stone Local History Group) to J Wise 18th March 2002.
<4>Unpublished document: Roger J C Thomas. 2003. Twentieth Century Military Recording Project: Prisoner of War Camps (1939-1948). p22 (no 36)

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Images

Hartwell Dog Track prisoner-of-war camp  © RAFVertical aerial photograph of Hartwell prisoner-of-war camp  © RAF