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HER Number:MDV74028
Name:Flagpole at Flagpole Dune, Braunton Burrows


Post-World War II flagpole at Flagpole Dune.


Grid Reference:SS 455 352
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

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLAGPOLE (XX to XXI - 1946 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A flagpole is marked on the Braunton Burrows Habitat Map. It has associated placenames surrounding it, including Flagpole Dune, Flagpole Pond and Flagpole Flats.

Unknown, 2010, Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Shapefiles of Archaeological Sites (Un-published). SDV344665.

Flagpole with associated placenames surrounding it, including Flagpole Dune, Flagpole Pond and Flagpole Flats.
Visited 2009. Modern steel flagpole associated with the post-war Ministry of Defence training area.

Breeds, J., 2011, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346381.

The flagpole has been moved at least three times since 1979. Other details: Correspondence with S. Knight.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339613Cartographic: Nature Conservancy Council. 1989. Braunton Burrows Habitat Map. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV344665Un-published: Unknown. 2010. Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Shapefiles of Archaeological Sites. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV346381Personal Comment: Breeds, J.. 2011. Comments from former ranger at Braunton Burrows. Digital.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:36PM