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HER Number:MDV123748
Name:Harbour Defence Pillbox, Berry Head Road, Brixham


The site of a pillbox


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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO39416

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

The site of a hexagonal pillbox of a very crude construction; the large gun ports suggest pillbox type 29. The Devon SMR typesrcipt list of Defensive Sites gives the NGR erroneously as SX 928 563.There is a photocopy of a photograph in the Devon SMR.[1] The Fortress Study Group list, deposited with the Devon SMR, records this as a harbour defence pillbox, destroyed by 1994; also errroneously locating it at NGR SX 9285 5638.[2]

The pillbox was actually at SX 9292 5646; the 1967 Ordnance Survey map at 1:2500 shows a small hexagonal building at this location.[3]. The site was not located in October 1999 despite searching the quay side and the grounds of the Outward Bound Centre (previously the British Seamen's Boys Home).[4]

<1> Hellis, J., 1990, Defensive Sites (Un-published). SDV362165.


<2> Fortress Study Group, 1994, List of Defensive Sites, JH00124 (Un-published). SDV362243.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1968, Ordnance Survey: Brixham 1968, SX9292 5646 (Cartographic). SDV362244.


<4> Fiorato, V.J., 1999, Site of Brixham Harbour Pillbox (Personal Comment). SDV362245.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362165Un-published: Hellis, J.. 1990. Defensive Sites.
SDV362243Un-published: Fortress Study Group. 1994. List of Defensive Sites. JH00124.
SDV362244Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1968. Ordnance Survey: Brixham 1968. SX9292 5646.
SDV362245Personal Comment: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. Site of Brixham Harbour Pillbox.

Associated Monuments

MDV39416Related to: PILLBOX in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7689 - Site visit by J Hellis - 11 Feb 1989
  • EDV7779 - Site visits by V. Fiorato: July 1999 - Feb 2000

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:38PM