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HER Number:MDV77525
Name:Mounds and Foxholes, Braunton Burrows Training Hedgehog


Mounds sand possible foxholes forming part of 'the hedgehog'.


Grid Reference:SS 451 362
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 ('shrapnel' and 'humps') originally recorded on HER as part of Monument 57316.
Visited 2009. Group of eight mounds of sand located in flat slack. Mounds up to 15 metres long by 10 metres wide by 2 metres high with low grass and scrub vegetation on top. No rubble, structures, metalwork or other features visible. To the west of the mounds (and possibly cutting into one) are three small hollows. These appear to be relatively modern and may be World War II 'foxholes'.
Some rabbit burrowing. Old track passes through site. Vegetation management in vicinity but not a threat. Other details: Site 28.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344664Un-published: Passmore, A. + Knight, S.. 2009. Farm Environment Plan (FEP), Updated Spreadsheet of Archaeological Sites. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #48546 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV57283Part of: Braunton Areas A, B, C and D of US Assault Training Centre (Monument)
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