Tyne and Wear HER(5892): Newcastle, Nuns Moor Park, Nissen hut platforms - Details
Newcastle, Nuns Moor Park, Nissen hut platforms
At the southern edge of the POW camp (HER 5891) are four rectangular earthwork features, consisting of a series of conjoined ditches that form rectangles, measuring 16 metres x 10 metres up to 0.30 metres deep. The upcast of the ditch was used to create four raised platforms. The earthworks can be seen on the 1946 aerial photograph in progress of construction, five in one row and four in another parallel row. They may have been another type of trench, or the footings for temporary buildings such as Nissen huts.
<< HER 5892 >> RCHME, 1995, Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Survey Report, p 41