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HER Number:MDV74001
Name:Post Bases at Ugly Lump Slack, Braunton Burrows

Summary

Two post bases at Ugly Lump Slack within the World War II US Assault Training Centre on Braunton Burrows

Location

Grid Reference:SS 452 335
Map Sheet:SS43SE
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

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Nature Conservancy Council, 1989, Braunton Burrows Habitat Map (Cartographic). SDV339613.

May be shown as a small rectilinear feature on map but not labelled.


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

Concrete post bases found with a 2 meter square concrete base at SS45993379. These feature may represent an early construction at the World War II US Assault Training Centre on Braunton Burrows.


Passmore, A. + Knight, S., 2009, Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Updated Spreadsheet of Archaeological Sites (Un-published). SDV344664.

Visited 2009. The posts recorded at 45204 33580 were not identified at this location, where only a small piece of concrete was found. At this NGR is a rectangular depression probably representing a modern scrape but not depicted on maps. An upturned post base was located at 4514633597. This post is probably associated with the post bases located to the north-west (EA New Site 14).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325697Monograph: Bass, R. T.. 2005. Spirits of the Sand: Field Edition. Spirits of the Sand. A5 Paperback.
SDV339613Cartographic: Nature Conservancy Council. 1989. Braunton Burrows Habitat Map. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV344664Un-published: Passmore, A. + Knight, S.. 2009. Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Updated Spreadsheet of Archaeological Sites. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds

  • FDV2947 - POST (World War II to Unknown - 1939 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:35PM