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HER Number:MDV74673
Name:The Great Sluice, Braunton Marsh


Sluice to drain water from Braunton Marsh through the sea wall.


Grid Reference:SS 477 341
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98299

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SLUICE GATE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD)

Full description

Turpin, J. W., 1982, Braunton Great Field and Marshes, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV341027.

The water is discharged via the Great Sluice in the sea bank. This is a particularly impressive feature, its inner face being of 3 spans in massive aslar blocks between semi-circular piers. Other details: Photograph.

Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 24 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Sluice to drain marshes, circa 1811 - 1815, by James Green, engineer. Coursed and dressed stone revetment walls with 3 segmentally arched sluice openings with 2 semi-circular retaining walls. The piers are grooved for sluice gates to slide down. Continuous impost around piers and retaining walls at springing level of arches. The opposite outer end of sluice has retaining walls at right angles either side of timber sluice gates to single arched sluice. Other details: 9/36.

Manning, C., 2007, Braunton Marsh Management Study 2007, 15 (Report - non-specific). SDV341104.

Water exits the Marshes via the Great Sliuce, at Horsey Island. Other details: Photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341027Report - non-specific: Turpin, J. W.. 1982. Braunton Great Field and Marshes. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV341104Report - non-specific: Manning, C.. 2007. Braunton Marsh Management Study 2007. Taw Torridge Estuary Forum Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 24.

Associated Monuments

MDV17015Related to: Braunton Marsh (Monument)
MDV4463Related to: The Great Sea Bank, Braunton Marsh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2023 9:52AM