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HER Number:MDV123977
Name:Battery Gardens, Brixham: 37mm AA Gun Emplacement

Summary

An anti-aircraft gun emplacement near the cliff edge

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: MTO60070

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

The site of the 37mm pom-pom survives close to the quarry face. A low grassy mound contains a D-shaped enclosure; it is constructed of a 1.4m high wall of cement-filled sandbags built onto the concrete base of the gun platform which retains the bolts for fixing the gun. There is a secondary 'mound' of a protective outer ditch and bank protecting the gun to the east. There are two brick boxes against the flat side of the D. [1][2][3][4]


<1> Fiorato, V.J., 1999, AA Gun Emplacement in Battery Gardens (Personal Comment). SDV362253.

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<2> Fiorato, V.J., 1999, AA Gun Base, Battery Gardens - before clearance, T75,88,89 (Photograph). SDV362254.

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<3> Coleman, R., 1999, 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Position, Battery Gardens, Brixham, 3 Decemeber 1999 (Plan - measured). SDV362293.

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<4> Phil Newman, 2001, Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, p.9 (Report - Survey). SDV362290.

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Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362253Personal Comment: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. AA Gun Emplacement in Battery Gardens.
SDV362254Photograph: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. AA Gun Base, Battery Gardens - before clearance. T75,88,89.
SDV362293Plan - measured: Coleman, R.. 1999. 37mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Position, Battery Gardens, Brixham. 3 Decemeber 1999.
SDV362290Report - Survey: Phil Newman. 2001. Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. p.9.

Associated Monuments

MDV123750Part of: Battery Gardens, Fishcombe Road/Northfields Lane, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7779 - Site visits by V. Fiorato: July 1999 - Feb 2000
  • EDV7848 - Archaeological Survey by Phil Newman - May 2001
  • EDV7849 - Drawn Survey by R. Coleman: Dec 1999 - March 2000

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:55PM