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HER Number:MDV123664
Name:Quarrymen's cottages and scratch quarries, Berry Head Common, Brixham


Remains of quarrymen's cottages just north of area of small scratch quarries


Grid Reference:SX 938 565
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO20087

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

The remains of quarrymen's cottages mixed with small scratch quarries were excavated in the 1970s (?1975). Two roughly built walls were revealed and finds included ceramic, glass and brick frags and a 1756 1/2d. No excavation records survive but a sketch map labelled Berry Head Site 1A 1975. [1][2][3]

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


<2> Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment, p. 1, 31, 35, 43 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362497.


<3> Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Survey, p.1, (* 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 B (Bb).
SDV362497* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment. . EMAFU 89.04. p. 1, 31, 35, 43.
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,.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20087Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7846 - Excavation by John Horsley - 1970s (1975)

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:31PM