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HER Number:MDV74044
Name:Signpost at The Rectangle, Braunton Burrows


Signpost beside American Road. Possibly of World War II date, but may be later.


Grid Reference:SS 464 337
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

  • SIGNPOST (XX to XXI - 1901 AD to 2100 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A signpost 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.

It may be recent but the location next to American Road suggests it could date to World War II.
Visited 2009. This was not located during the survey. Dense scrub vegetation at this NGR. The signpost may have been removed or obscured by vegetation. If contemporary with post Monument 74039 it was probably of post-World War II date.

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.
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