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HER Number:MDV123777
Name:Cellar or cistern to west of guardhouse on northern side of Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham


Structure at the west side of the building containing the eastern guardhouse.


Grid Reference:SX 294 056
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Tide Project: 30/11/2021

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CELLAR (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1795 AD (Between) to 1802 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 23, Figs 12, 19 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

At the western end of the part-ruined building which includes the eastern guardhouse is a cellar, or cistern, built within a natural hollow, or cut terrace. Only part of the north wall and a stub of the west one survives; there are 2 openings in the north wall with steeply sloping thresholds, which are probably lights to a cellar rather than cistern openings - there is no internal render or other lining.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362493Report - Survey: Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D.. 1990. Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. EMAFU 90.10. Hardcopy + Digital. 23, Figs 12, 19. [Mapped feature: #118128 Imported from Torbay HER - Jan 2019, ]
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42877Part of: Guardhouse on north side of Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7835 - Archaeological Survey of the Berry Head Forts

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2024 5:09PM