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HER Number:MDV77620
Name:Fence Post near Shingle Slack, Braunton Burrows


Concrete fence post possibly associated with US Army Assault Training Centre.


Grid Reference:SS 455 327
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

  • FINDSPOT (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.

Visited 2009. A 0.5 metre high concrete post for a wire fence, with two drilled holes for wire fence supports. There are no other nearby posts, although the post appears to be in situ. The post is close to Monument 41708, and may be part of a boundary around this feature.
Average condition. Historically demolished, but currently stable. Some military vehicle driver training in the area but feature is easily visible. Other details: Site 4.

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

MDV41708Related to: Ruins near Shingle Slack, Braunton Burrows (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5118 - POST (World War II to Unknown - 1939 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4737 - Stewardship Scheme Archaeological Survey, Braunton Burrows

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2017 12:38PM