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HER Number:MDV74024
Name:Posts North of Beach Head Slack, Braunton Burrows


Two galvanised steel posts, possibly originally of WWII date, marking break between Saunton Green and Yellow Beaches.


Grid Reference:SS 446 362
Map Sheet:SS43NW
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 (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Two marker boards are marked on the Braunton Burrows Habitat Map.

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

Visited 2009. Two galvanised steel posts located at: 4471236237and 4460636239. East post is the most complete, comprising post with two short braces and remains of smaller triangular marker at its head. Attached to the post is a taller aluminium tube with a large steel triangular support for a marker. To the north-east and south-west of the eastern post are angle-irons associated with either a small low fence, or to support rope ties/braces. Features possibly originally of WWII date, marking break between Saunton Green and Yellow Beaches.
Poor condition. West post largely removed. East post corroding due to weather. Modern sign is partly detached.

Sources / Further Reading

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

  • FDV2945 - POST (XVIII to Unknown - 1751 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:36PM