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HER Number:MDV42881
Name:Cistern between the store building and Barrack 3, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham

Summary

One of three, possibly four cisterns on the southern side of the fort, dated 1804-1807. Rectangular with a vaulted limestone slab roof. In good condition.

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/4/14
  • Tide Project: 03/09/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42881

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CISTERN (Constructed, XIX - 1804 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

Cistern 3. Situated between the store and Barrack 3. One of three, possibly four cisterns interspersed between the southern barrack blocks and the store building and dating from the same layout and construction1804-1807. All are rectangular in construction with a vaulted limestone roof. Cistern 3 is in good condition.

Smallbones, N., 1992?, Cisterns (Personal Comment). SDV318620.

The cisterns may be associated with waste disposal rather than water supply.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV318620Personal Comment: Smallbones, N.. 1992?. Cisterns. Not Applicable.
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. [Mapped feature: #126850 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. 23.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42891Related to: Barrack 3, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42874Related to: Store building, 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 9:53AM