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HER Number:MDV74038
Name:Hut at Southern Flat, Braunton Burrows


Hut at Southern Flat. Probably of post-World War II date.


Grid Reference:SS 466 332
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

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

Full description

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

A hut is 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 recent, since it is not marked on US Army plans.
Visited 2009. A pile of metal and plastic corrugated sheets, presumably from the roof, along with pieces of broken wooden planking were located within an area of scrub and trees. The presence of plastic roofing lends itself to an interpretation of a post-World War II date.

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

The huts were used by a previous tenant and removed when their tenancy ceased. Other details: Correspondence with S. Knight.

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.
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