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HER Number:MDV123887
Name:Battery Gardens, Brixham: Dummy Loader Position

Summary

A level concrete platform, arced on its front side, is situated in front of the cookhouse. Here a cut down redundant artillery gun was placed in order that the gun crews could practice on its breach-loading mechanism.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 921 568
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO53000

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War II - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

A level concrete platform, arced on its front side, is situated in front of the cookhouse. Here a cut down redundant artillery gun was placed in order that the gun crews could practice on its breach-loading mechanism. [1][2]


<1> Coleman, R., 1989, The Purpose and History of the Battery at Battery Gardens, Brixham (Monograph). SDV362008.

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<2> Phil Newman, 2001, Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362290.

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Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362008Monograph: Coleman, R.. 1989. The Purpose and History of the Battery at Battery Gardens, Brixham.
SDV362290Report - Survey: Phil Newman. 2001. Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey.

Associated Monuments

MDV123750Part of: Battery Gardens, Fishcombe Road/Northfields Lane, Brixham (Monument)
MDV53000Related to: MILITARY BUILDING in the Parish of (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7848 - Archaeological Survey by Phil Newman - May 2001

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:49PM