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HER Number:MDV123813
Name:Berry Head Fort No. 1: Magazine


Magazine built 1798-1802


Grid Reference:SX 941 561
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO44733

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MAGAZINE (Undated)

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

The magazine is a square building of 1798-1802, with walls of roughly dressed limestone rubble 1.2m thick.It was entered from the east and surrounded by low enclosure wall. All walls survive to full height except enclosure and north gable end; the orthnaste corner apparently rebuilt at some point. The doorway in the east wall, has high quality granite jambs and lintel; vertical slots central to each of the other 3 walls may represent ventilation ducts and are original, not inserted, features. The interior is wholly brick-lined with the barrel-vaulted roof visible in the south gable end. original floor level not visible. [1][2] List description at [3].

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


<2> Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Survey, p.12 (* Torbay Report - Interim/Research/Specialist). SDV362493.


<3> Department of National Heritage, 1993, Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, p.16; 1946-1/2/15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362556.


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.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.12.
Linked documents:1
SDV362556List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1993. Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p.16; 1946-1/2/15.

Associated Monuments

MDV123660Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham (Monument)
MDV44733Related to: MAGAZINE in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2019 12:21PM