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HER Number:MDV42885
Name:Building to the south of Barracks 3 and 4, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham


Ruinous rectangular structure with walls of roughly dressed limestone rubble. It may have been a latrine but it lies outside the garde foux.


Grid Reference:SX 945 564
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/18
  • Tide Project: 04/09/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42885

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Built, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 25, Fig. 12 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

A rectangular structure similar in character to that at the east end of the southern garde foux lies south of and between barracks 3 and 4. The interpretation as a latrine is hampered by its situation outside the garde foux. It is in a good condition. The walls are of roughly dressed limestone rubble, 0.5 metres thick (the decorative course of limestone slabs is secondary, possibly late 19th century). Its interior is obscured by vegetation, but appears to possess no internal lining or visible features. The present floor level is 1.5 metres below the surrounding ground level.

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

Rectangular structure shown.

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. 25, Fig. 12.
Linked documents:1
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126878 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: 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)
MDV42886Related to: Building to south of Barrack 2 and the store building, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7835 - Archaeological Survey of the Berry Head Forts
  • EDV9033 - Assessment of the Napoleonic fortifications on Berry Head

Date Last Edited:May 26 2024 5:19PM