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HER Number:MDV123663
Name:Enclosed smallholding of a cottage and garden, Berry Head Common, Brixham


Ruined building and enclosure are remains of early c 19 smallholding; c. 1810-1933


Grid Reference:SX 939 565
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO20086

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX to XX - 1810 AD to 1933 AD (Between))

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

The smallholding of a cottage and a garden in the centre of the Berry Head Common was let to Hyne, the builder of the Military Hospital, in 1823. It is probably the same as 'the shed at Berry Head' listed in 1810 as being occupied by the Foreman whilst the Forts were being constructed. It certainly postdates the Board of Ordnance purchase of 1794-5.

Originally it consisted of an enclosure containing a building on its southern side, c. 50m x 25m;. entrance was through the centre of the west wall, and through the south wall to the east of the building. Described as a 'cottage and a garden' in 1838; it survived at least until 1904 when it appears on the OS First Revision, but had disappeared by the second revision of 1933.

<1> Hawkins, M.R., 1973, Berry Head Management, Zone A (Ac) (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362518.


<2> Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment, p. 1, 14, 35; figs12, 14-18 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362497.


<3> Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Survey, p. 1, 27; fig 25 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362493.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362518* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist: Hawkins, M.R.. 1973. Berry Head Management. . Zone A (Ac).
SDV362497* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment. . EMAFU 89.04. p. 1, 14, 35; figs12, 14-18.
Linked documents:1
SDV362493* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist: Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D.. 1990. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Survey. . EMAFU 90.10. p. 1, 27; fig 25.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20086Related to: FARMSTEAD in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:31PM