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HER Number:MDV20082
Name:Artillery store at Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham


A rectangular stone-gabled building dated 1795-1802 with a modern slate roof. Located immediately west of the magazine.


Grid Reference:SX 294 056
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • Tide Project: 17/09/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO20082

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1795 AD (Between) to 1802 AD (Between))

Full description

County Borough of Torbay, 1967, Berry Head, 21 (Monograph). SDV362520.

Brief description and drawing given.

Department of Environment, 1975, Borough of Torbay, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362418.

Old artillery store, Berry Head Fort No. 3. Plain rubble building built on top of magazine.

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 9, 15, 23, 35 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

The artillery store survives. Marked as a storehouse on a plan of 1811. Still in use as a store.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 6, 15, 22-23, Fig, 22, Pl. 24 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Artillery store located immediately west of the magazine. Dated 1795-1802. A rectangular, stone gable-ended building, with the (relatively recent) roof aligned north-south. Dressed limestone quoins. It has a loft with an original window through the northern gable end. The doorway and ground floor windows have limestone slab cills and a pair of sockets in each side to anchor the timber window and door jambs. In very good condition.

Watts, M. + S., 2020, Berry Head Fort No. 3 (Ground Photograph). SDV363853.

Photos of buildings and structures within the former Napoleonic fort.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Rectangular building shown.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1208137 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Former artillery store approximately 12 metres west of coastguard lookout in northern fort. Artillery store, now public shelter. 1795-1802. Coursed stonerubble. Slated roof. See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 10th January 1975. Date of most recent amendment: 18th October 1991

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362418List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1975. Borough of Torbay. Historic Houses Register. 3.
SDV362493Report - Survey: Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D.. 1990. Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. EMAFU 90.10. Hardcopy + Digital. 6, 15, 22-23, Fig, 22, Pl. 24.
Linked documents:1
SDV362497Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 9, 15, 23, 35.
Linked documents:1
SDV362520Monograph: County Borough of Torbay. 1967. Berry Head. Berry Head. Paperback. 21.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126967 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1208137.
SDV363853Ground Photograph: Watts, M. + S.. 2020. Berry Head Fort No. 3. Digital.
Linked images:14

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42871Related to: Coastguard lookout, formerly an artillery magazine, at Berry Head, Brixham (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7797 - Architectural Survey by DA Buildings Section 1988
  • EDV7832 - Documentary research on the Berry Head Fort
  • EDV7834 - Archaeological Assessment of the Berry Head Forts
  • EDV7835 - Archaeological Survey of the Berry Head Forts

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2024 6:16PM