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HER Number:MDV57305
Name:Landing Craft Infantry Mockup on Braunton Burrows,

Summary

Site of LCI Mockup in Area D at the World War II US Assault Training Centre on Braunton Burrows

Location

Grid Reference:SS 458 373
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and structural remains of World War II military training features for D-Day Landings on Braunton Burrows and nineteenth century reclaimed field system on Braunton Marsh NW of Horsey Island

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/260/8
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1944, Roads and Training Aids: U.S. Assault Training Center (Un-published). SDV339604.

Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) Mockup recorded as a small rectangular feature on original US army plans.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1501, 3005 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337198.

Concrete training aids recorded on 1946 aerial photograph. Other details: HER 3/29.

Bass, R. T., 1992, Spirits of the Sand, 96 (Monograph). SDV339609.

Bass, R. T., 1996, Guide to the US Assault Training Centre North Devon, 33 (Un-published). SDV325695.

The LCI Mock-up has disappeared altogether being in the middle of the golf fairway. To the southeast of the Mock-up little now survives of the huge scaffold towers draped with cargo nets on the eastern boundary of the golf course. Used to familiarise troops with transfer from mother craft to smaller landing craft.

Bass, R. T., 2005, Spirits of the Sand: Field Edition (Monograph). SDV325697.

The LCI (Landing Craft Infantry) Mockup area has disappeared being in the middle of a golf club fairway to the southeast of Practice Ground 3.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 929 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325695Un-published: Bass, R. T.. 1996. Guide to the US Assault Training Centre North Devon. Manuscript. 33.
SDV325697Monograph: Bass, R. T.. 2005. Spirits of the Sand: Field Edition. Spirits of the Sand. A5 Paperback.
SDV337198Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1501. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3005.
SDV339604Un-published: Unknown. 1944. Roads and Training Aids: U.S. Assault Training Center. U.S. Plans from R.T.Bass. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV339609Monograph: Bass, R. T.. 1992. Spirits of the Sand. Spirits of the Sand. Unknown. 96.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 929.

Associated Monuments

MDV57283Part of: Braunton Areas A, B, C and D of US Assault Training Centre (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2021 12:17PM