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HER Number:MDV42873
Name:Barrack 1, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham

Summary

One of four barracks on the southern side of the fort dated 1804-07. The barracks were of prefabricated timber construction, the walls sitting on low stone footings. They were dismantled in 1817 and only the footings remain. The four northern barracks have been quarried away.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 943 565
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/6
  • Tide Project: 28/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42873

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARRACKS (Built, XIX - 1802 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Not shown on map, although the other three and the store are marked as in ruins.

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 32 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 18-19, Figs 6, 12, 19, 20, Pl. 3 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Barrack 1. One of four southern barrack blocks dated 1804-07. The 4 northern barracks have been quarried away. Only the ruinous outlines of the four southern barracks are visible. They were all of pre-fabricated timber construction, with the walls sitting on low stone footings. They were dismantled in 1817 when the fort was decommissioned and only the footings remain.
Each barrack block enclosed three sides of a courtyard which contained a separate building, possibly a kitchen. The outlines of all four are visible both on the ground and from the air.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 18-19, Figs 6, 12, 19, 20, Pl. 3.
Linked documents:1
SDV362497Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 32.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42890Related to: Barrack 2, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42891Related to: Barrack 3, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42892Related to: Barrack 4, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42879Related to: Cistern between Barracks 1 and 2, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2020 9:48AM