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Record details

BCC record ID:0188801101
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Site of possible Second World War prisoner-of-war camp in the grounds of Westhorpe House.
Grid Reference:SU 86592 87375
Parish:

LITTLE MARLOW, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (Modern - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

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

Full description

Westhorpe Park mentioned as the site of a prisoner-of-war camp in BRO publication about wartime Buckinghamshire. Mentions one prisoner-of-war, Rudi Baetke, who stayed in Buckinghamshire after the war and found himself housing his own herd of pigs in the very huts which he had inhabited in 1944 as a P.O.W at Westhorpe House (B5).
NGR to cluster of buildings first shown on late 1940s/early 1950s OS map.

Sources and further reading

<5>Bibliographic reference: Buckinghamshire Record Office. 1995. BRO 1995 Wartime Buckinghamshire 1939-1945. p13-14

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments

Images

Grounds of Westhorpe House, site of a prisoner-of-war camp in the Second World War  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilVertical aerial photograph of possible prisoner-of-war huts at Westhorpe House, Little Marlow  © RAF

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council