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HER Number:MDV42890
Name:Barrack 2, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham

Summary

One of four barracks on the southern side of the fort dated 1804-07. The barracks were of prefabricated timber construction, the walls sitting on low stone footings. They were dismantled in 1817 and only the footings remain; that of Barrack block 2 being the most visible. The four northern barracks have been quarried away.

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/4/23
  • Tide Project: 28/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO42890

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARRACKS (Built, XIX - 1804 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The store and barracks 2, 3 and 4 and depicted and marked as Barracks (In Ruins).

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 32 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 18-19, Fig. 6, 12, 19, 20, Pl. 3 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Barrack 2. One of four southern barrack blocks dated 1804-07. The four northern barracks have been quarried away. Only the ruinous outlines of the four southern barracks are visible. They were all of pre-fabricated timber construction, with the walls sitting on low stone footings. They were dismantled in 1817 when the fort was decommissioned and only the footings remain. Each barrack block enclosed 3 sides of a courtyard which contained a separate building, possibly a kitchen. The outlines of all four are visible both on the ground and from the air. Barrack 2 is the most visible and its footings planned as the model for the others.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 18-19, Fig. 6, 12, 19, 20, Pl. 3. [Mapped feature: #126838 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. 32.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20080Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42873Related to: Barrack 1, 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)
MDV42880Related to: Cistern between Barrack 2 and store building, Berry Head Fort No. 3, Brixham (Monument)
MDV42879Related to: Cistern between Barracks 1 and 2, 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 10:05AM