Virtual Tour - Southwood Camp

You've made it to the former site of Southwood Camp and the area close by which has evolved from woods and farmland to the location of the former Southwood army camp and Cove Radio station, to the modern housing estate that was built in the 1980s and occupies the site today. Image 1 shows the main entrance to the camp and image 4 shows the camp entrance Southwood Road. Images 5 and 6 show the Morval Barracks training ground, and in image 5 the mess hall is in the background to the right with the gym on the left-hand side. Images 12 and 13 show the approximate entrance from Southwood Road to the former Southwood army camp, now the perimeter of a business park, the main entrance being located off Southwood Lane, approximately where Larch Way is sited today. Image 14 shows the entrance to The Lawns area of the Southwood estate, once occupied by Cove Radio Station.

Click to view larger 1976 aerial photos of the former Southwood Camp, or view layout of Southwood Camp.

Where to now? Close by are the former sites of Cove Radio Station, Eelmoor Farm, Whitehall Farm, the National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE), Bramshot Halt, and Southwood House, along with Tarn Close, Norris Bridge, Fleet Road, Whetstone Road and West Heath Corner and the former site of the RAE. Further to the East is Cove Junior School, the former Cove Court and the Alma Inn in the middle of Cove. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Click on an image to see the former site of Southwood farm and army camp as it is today. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. Date NA 2. Date NA 3. Date NA 4. 1976
5. 1976 6. 1976 7. 1976 8. 2007
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Image and thumbnail is copyright of Sapper magazine, with the scan being reproduced courtesy of Derek Stevenson. Images and thumbnails 4 and 7 are reproduced courtesy of FAST. Images and thumbnails 5 and 6 are reproduced courtesy of James Eadie.

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