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


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


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 and nineteenth century reclaimed field system on Braunton Marsh NW of Horsey Island

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

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:Aug 11 2022 9:04AM