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HER Number:MDV42878
Name:Kitchen at Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham


Site of a kitchen now on the edge of the quarry. Only the west wall survives.


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/11
  • Tide Project: 20/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42878

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 9-10, 16 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

The remains of a wall with a fireplace and two ovens survives to the north of the site of the westernmost of the northern barracks. It suggests that the building was a kitchen built to serve the barracks.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 23-24, Fig 12 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Building located on the lip of the quarry - into which it will inevitably disappear. Identified as a Kitchen dated 1795-1802, of which only the west wall survives, though in good condition. It originally belonged to the westernmost of the northern set of barracks and was constructed of roughly dressed limestone rubble, originally gable-ended. The surviving wall contains a central fireplace flanked by one oven to the north and originally by another to the south; only part of the flue of the latter remains. Inner faces are plastered; the exterior face being mortar-rendered bearing impressions of hung slates.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 23-24, Fig 12. [Mapped feature: #126808 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. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 9-10, 16.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7834 - Archaeological Assessment of the Berry Head Forts
  • EDV7835 - Archaeological Survey of the Berry Head Forts

Date Last Edited:May 22 2024 12:02PM