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HER Number:MDV74042
Name:Post on J Lane, Braunton Burrows


Post on J Lane. Possibly part of bombing decoy.


Grid Reference:SS 456 337
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

  • FINDSPOT (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A post is marked on the Braunton Burrows Habitat Map.

Passmore, A. J., 2009, Braunton Burrows Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme. Archaeological Survey 2009 (Report - Survey). SDV344652.

The feature is in a suitable location for it to form part of the bombing decoy.
Visited 2009. This was not located during the survey. The NGR puts the feature south of J Lane in an area of dense scrubby vegetation. Potential to be exposed during construction of a new fence south of J Lane.

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

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

This was a Ministry of Defence warning post set in a concrete-filled drum. Other details: Correspondence with S. Knight.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339613Cartographic: Nature Conservancy Council. 1989. Braunton Burrows Habitat Map. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV344652Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J.. 2009. Braunton Burrows Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme. Archaeological Survey 2009. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.113. A4 Stapled + 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)
MDV72072Related to: Braunton Burrows, Q Bombing decoy (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2953 - POST (XX to Unknown - 1901 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:36PM