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HER Number:MDV123811
Name:Berry Head Fort No. 1: Musketry walls (Garde Foux)

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 941 560
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO44731

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE (Undated)

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

A 49m section of the southern musketry wall survives; its east end has not been squared off so it my have continued further eastwards. Built of roughly dressed limestone rubble battered to an angle of 85 degrees, with a vertical masonry parapet 1.5m high, 0.5m thick, the garde-foux matches the revetment of the southwest section of the rampart with which it forms a continuous build. Behind the parapet is a narrow banquette 1m wide. This is only present west of the oven house and has been disturbed/obscured by the spoil tips of the 1961-2 kitchen excavations.[1][2]

Of the eastern musketry wall only 6m survives, 0.5m thick; behind is a small partially infilled terrace, of indeterminate function, discussed in Pye 1999.

<1> Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment, p.31, 32 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362497.


<2> Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Survey, p.10-11 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362493.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362497* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. an Archaeological Assessment. . EMAFU 89.04. p.31, 32.
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.10-11.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV123660Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham (Monument)
MDV44731Related to: GATE in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7839 - Excavations by John Horsley - 1961/2

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2019 12:19PM