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HER Number:MDV74033
Name:Posts East of Ugly Lump Slack, Braunton Burrows


Three posts east of Ugly Lump Slack. Possibly associated with the World War II training area.


Grid Reference:SS 447 336
Map Sheet:SS43SW
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.

Three posts 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.

Possibly associated with the WWII bombing decoy for RAF Chivenor. If so, more are likely to exist in the area.
Visited 2009. A single wooden post, 1.2 metres high, was located at 4479933631. There was no evidence of any other features. If all three posts were wooden then it is unlikely that, being in close proximity to each other, they were connected with the decoy airfield. Possibly associated with the World War II training area.
Heavily weathered but secure. The post lies adjacent to a track along the top of the dunes that is used by the military for vehicle training.

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

  • FDV2951 - POST (World War II to Unknown - 1939 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:36PM