MHG58870 - Prisoner of War Camp - Lentran

Summary

A WWI prisoner of war camp is listed as 'Beauly, Lentran' in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment'. It precise location is not known.

Type and Period (1)

  • PRISONER OF WAR CAMP (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A First World War prisoner of war camp is recorded as being at 'Beauly, Lentran' in the 1919 'List of Places of Internment' in Britain, its colonies and dominions. A location coinciding with Inverness District Lunatic Asylum has been suggested, but Lentran is a village between Beauly and Inverness, on the south side of the Firth. The camp was described as a 'work camp' under Stobs (the chief camp of the PoW system in Scotland). German soldiers, other than officers and senior NCOs, could be put to work that did not directly further the prosecution of the war. The site was recorded as part of HS and RCAHMS' World War One Audit Project in 2013. <1> <2> <3>

The precise location of the POW camp is unknown, and recorded here as a four figure grid reference (NH 58 45) on edge of Lentran. GW 07/03/19

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5800 4500 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NH54NE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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