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HER Number:MDV123978
Name:Battery Gardens, Brixham: Observation Post

Summary

An observation post overlooking the quarry and the western beach

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: MTO60071

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Torbay HER record (SMR record). SDV361984.

This small observation post lies to the south-east of the main operations building at Battery Gardens, close to the edge of a large quarry. It is a fairly simple structure made of concrete and concrete sand bags. The door is to the north-west and the viewing window in the north-east elevation overlooking the harbour. It is a rectangular space with a solid concrete floor. There is a flat concrete roof.[1] [2]
The site was cleared of vegetation by the Brixham Battery Heritage Group in 1999 to reveal features such as camouflage net fixers on the roof.[3]


<1> Fiorato, V.J., 1999, Observation Post, Battery Gardens, Brixham (Personal Comment). SDV362257.

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<2> Phil Newman, 2001, Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, p.13 & plan (Report - Survey). SDV362290.

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<3> Fiorato, V.J., 1999, Observation Post, Battery Gardens - cleared of vegetation & showing net fixers, T86,87 (Photograph). SDV362258.

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Sources / Further Reading

SDV361984SMR record: Torbay HER record.
SDV362257Personal Comment: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. Observation Post, Battery Gardens, Brixham.
SDV362290Report - Survey: Phil Newman. 2001. Battery Gardens, Brixham, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. p.13 & plan.
SDV362258Photograph: Fiorato, V.J.. 1999. Observation Post, Battery Gardens - cleared of vegetation & showing net fixers. T86,87.

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2019 6:56PM