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HER Number:MDV123890
Name:Battery Gardens, Brixham: Site of rocket projector


Site of rocket projector


Grid Reference:SX 921 569
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Torbay HER: MTO53003

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (World War II - 1940 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

A rocket projector was sited c.10m NW of the Bofors position on a level concrete platform with a kerb to the rear. The multiple projector could fire 20 10mm or 20mm rockets at a time. [1] The projector had a revolving turret with rocket racks on either side. (Coleman). A bench is now situated on the site.

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


<2> Phil Newman, 2001, Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, p. 12 & plan (Report - Survey). SDV362290.


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. p. 12 & plan.

Associated Monuments

MDV123750Part of: Battery Gardens, Fishcombe Road/Northfields Lane, Brixham (Monument)
MDV53003Related to: ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY 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