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HER Number:MDV77516
Name:Start Line, Bruanton Burrows Training Hedgehog


Two mounds forming the start line of 'the hedgehog'. In good condition.


Grid Reference:SS 453 363
Map Sheet:SS43NE
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

  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site (start line of Hedgehog) originally recorded on HER as part of Monument 57316 at SS4538936350 and 4543536502. At 4538336338 are two large mounds, one aligned east-west and the other north-south. Together with the base of the dunes to the east the mounds enclose an area of circa 15 metres sqyare. Although not as well defined as start line site Monument 77517, the area could easily accommodate a number of platoons and could represent a crater or 'mock' landing craft as a start line feature.
Visited 2009. Good condition. Some limited rabbit burrowing in the mounds. Other details: Site 42.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344664Un-published: Passmore, A. + Knight, S.. 2009. Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Updated Spreadsheet of Archaeological Sites. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV57316Part of: Braunton Burrows, Training Hedgehog (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:37PM