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HER Number:MDV39550
Name:BATTERY in the Parish of

Summary - not yet available


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/93

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SUBSHEETS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318350.

Brixham battery and one at corbyn's head were built in 1940 in order to protect local landing places from invasion. Brixham could also engage targets further into lyme bay. Manned initially by the royal artillery and then by the local home guard. Armed with two 4.7" guns and lighter anti-aircraft guns. The battery complex comprised a number of different structures and emplacements including battery observation post, gun and searchlight emplacements, cook house, generator buildings, accommodation, training hut and magazines (see subsheets) (coleman).

1968, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV318352.

Vis=14/04/1994 (horner) a number of battery structures survive in a good state of preservation within battery gardens. Some suffering from graffiti and vandalism. Most of the features are marked on the os 25" (1968) map (slides).

SEE SUBSHEET, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318354.

Battery observation post listed in 1997 (see subsheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318355.

Des=guy, j. /list of coastal batteries(1990)/copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318356.

Des=hellis, j. / wwii site preservation/ ms in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318357.

Coleman, r. / the purpose and history of the battery at battery gardens brixham/ (1989).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318358.

Des=fsg/ list of defensive sites/ (1994)/ copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318359.

Des=slides/ (14/04/1994)/ in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318360.

Wasley, g. / devon at war/ (1994) 54.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV318361.

Newman, p. + salvatore, j. /pdas/61(2003)209-233/an emergency coast artillery battery at battery gardens, brixham, torbay.

WASLEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV66981.

Brixham harbour was guarded by two 4.7 inch naval guns manned by 362 battery, which became 378 battery, and later manned by the home guard (wasley).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV84920.

Wwii coastal defence emergency battery. The two gun emplacements are almost perfectly preserved and are possibly the finest in england (hellis).

FSG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129526.

Harbour defence gun emplacement in park overlooking the outer harbour (fsg).

Guy, J., 1990, List of Coastal Batteries (Un-published). SDV15882.

Site of coastal battery at brixham. Armed with 2 x 4.7" guns (guy).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129526Migrated Record: FSG.
SDV15882Un-published: Guy, J.. 1990. List of Coastal Batteries. Typescript.
SDV318350Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEETS.
SDV318352Report - Survey: 1968.
SDV318354Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEET.
SDV318355Migrated Record:
SDV318356Migrated Record:
SDV318357Migrated Record:
SDV318358Migrated Record:
SDV318359Migrated Record:
SDV318360Migrated Record:
SDV318361Migrated Record:
SDV66981Migrated Record: WASLEY.
SDV84920Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV123750Related to: Battery Gardens, Fishcombe Road/Northfields Lane, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2019 2:57PM