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HER Number:MDV42888
Name:Walled garden at Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham

Summary

The remains of a probable walled garden on the south side of the fort. It probably dates to after the 1817 decommissioning of the fort, when the guardhouse continued to be occupied.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/4/21
  • Tide Project: 21/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42888

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Constructed, XIX - 1817 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 16, 25 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

The remnants of a walled garden, in a fair condition ,to the west of the redan of the southern garde foux. The south east wall is of limestone rubble, partially overlying earlier heaps of limestone rubble, and has buttresses on its downslope side. It abuts the garde foux, as does the remaining fragment of the south west wall. it probably dates to after the 1817 decommissioning of the fort, when the guardhouse continued to be occupied.

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. 16, 25. [Mapped feature: #126814 Imported from Torbay HER - Jan 2019, ]
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV123992Related to: Southern musketry wall at Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7836 - Excavations by J. Horsley & J. Durston

Date Last Edited:Oct 28 2020 10:04AM