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HER Number:MDV77517
Name:Start Line, Braunton Burrows Training Hedgehog


Mounds forming start line of 'the hedgehog'. In good condiition


Grid Reference:SS 454 365
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.
Visited 2009. At this NGR is a small hollow, 8 metres by 10 metres, in the base of the dunes. The west, north and south sides are defined by a bank, 1 metre high. The feature appears to be artificial and probably represents a mock crater or landing craft at the start line.
Good condition. Some rabbit burrowing to bank and dune. Fencing has been moved from position shown on map to position immediately west of bank, but no damage evident. Other details: Site 44.

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