SO6402 : Derelict buildings at Naas Court

taken 7 years ago, near to Lydney, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Derelict buildings at Naas Court
Derelict buildings at Naas Court
Viewed from the public footpath.
Addition May 2015; apparently these buildings are what's left of an American army camp from WW2.
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"There are 4 huts remaining plus the water tower. In 1939 the Ministry of Supply requisitioned land alongside the canal at Lydney. Along with that came 400 troops so accommodation was needed. Land was requisitioned from the farm at Naas Lane at 20 an acre. In total 35 concrete huts including tin Nissen Huts were built and 17 small tents were erected to house the various German and Italian prisoners who worked at the depot and on surrounding farms. When the last American unit, the 3188 Quartermaster Service Company, vacated the camp in 1946 locals stripped the camp clean. Squatters moved in and stayed until 1947. The council then decided to use to camp to house families waiting to be housed. A partition was put down the centre of the hut so 2 families occupied one hut. They had a bathroom, two bedrooms, kitchen and living room. The camp was known locally as The Avenue. By September 1955 all the tin huts had been removed and by 1957 all the families had moved out into council houses. The huts were handed back to Naas House Farm the huts reverted to cattle sheds, although some had been put into use as industrial units. A lot of the huts were demolished in the 1990s and today only 4 remain and these are well overgrown. Hopefully these remaining huts will stay. They are well worth a visit but permission is needed from the landowner".
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6497 0205 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.9646N 2:30.5070W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6497 0200
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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