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HER Number:MDV42874
Name:Store building, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham

Summary

Possible store building in the centre of the southern set of barracks and of contemporary date, 1804-7. Now ruinous. In the northern part of the building is a civil defence bunker and in the south-east corner a ROC post.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 944 565
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/7
  • Tide Project: 03/09/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42874

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STOREHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1804 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The store and barracks 2, 3 and 4 and depicted and marked as Barracks (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, 19, Fig. 21 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Building located in the centre of the southern set of barracks, between blocks 2 and 3, and on the same alignment. It may represent a regimental store room whose absence was noted in 1798. It is contemporary with the barracks, dating from 1804-7.
The building is now ruinous except for where the ROC post is adjacent, the 0.5 metre thick limestone rubble walls survive to no more than0.5 metres high. On a 1959 photo the south wall and part of the west wall survive to their full height, the base of an arched doorway through the west wall also survives.
A ROC post was established in the south-east corner of the building in 1943-4. In the northern part of the building is a civil defence bunker which may have been located within the footprint of a fort cistern.

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

Southern wall of building shown.

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. 19, Fig. 21. [Mapped feature: #126852 Imported from Torbay HER - Jan 2019, ]
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
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

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)
MDV42880Related to: Cistern between Barrack 2 and store building, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42881Related to: Cistern between the store building and Barrack 3, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42875Related to: Cold War Royal Observer Corps Post, 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