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HER Number:MDV105417
Name:Pillbox on Berry Head Road, Overooking Brixham Harbour

Summary

The Second World War pillbox is visible as a small flat roofed hexagonal structure on aerial photographs between 1946 and 1958. It has since been demolished.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 929 564
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO39416

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLBOX (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3207-3208 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

A small structure is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF/58/2549, NMR SX9257/1 RAF 30137/PSFO-P2-0063 27-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351446.

The pillbox is just visible with two small embrasures overlooking the harbour.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

A small hexagonal structure with a maximum width of 6.5 metres is visible on aerial photographs between 1946 and 1958. It has a flat roof and and is likely to be the pillbox recorded as having been demolished by 1994 (MTO39416). Two small embrasures on its north elevations facing the harbour are visible on oblique aerial photographs taken in 1958.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3207-3208 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #64862 ]
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351446Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF/58/2549. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX9257/1 RAF 30137/PSFO-P2-0063 27-AUG-1958.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM