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HER Number:MDV42884
Name:Old Hospital at Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham


The stone footings of a building depicted on a plan of 1807 and identified in 1931 as an 'old hospital'.


Grid Reference:SX 943 564
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/17
  • Tide Project: 20/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42884

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOSPITAL (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The outlines of two buildings are visible from their stone footings to the southwest of the guardhouse. One was identified by Blenkin in 1931 as the 'old hospital' on his tracing from a War Office original (the tracing is reproduced in Fig. 10). However the building he indicates as the 'Guard House' has the T-shape of the larger building of these two. No other historical evidence exists to support this interpretation, although both buildings are depicted on Lt-Col Mercer's plan of 1807, and the 'hospital' building on his fortifications design of 1811.

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. 24, Fig. 12. [Mapped feature: #126810 Imported from Torbay HER, ]
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV123588Related to: Berry Head Hotel, Brixham (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2020 9:54AM