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HER Number:MDV44415
Name:BATTERY in the Parish of

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 921 569
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/93/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BATTERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1933, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316033.

"battery ground" marked on os 6" provisional (1933) map (os).

PYE + SLATER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316034.

Fishcombe point battery.1779-80, 1794-5. Located in the present "battery gardens". No obvious remnants remain since the area was extensively remodelled in the 1940s when heavy batteries (brixham fort) were built into the hillside. The most likely site is a semi circular platform at the front of one of these 1940s batteries (at above ngr), which has the remnants of a low bank around its n side. No evidence of gun platforms or limestone parapet found. In 1780-83 its armament was 5 20 or 24-pounder cannon, and in 1795-1817 5 24 or 32-pounders. Although there were emplacements for 5 guns, in 1811 only 4 were in place (pye and slater).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316035.

Des=os 6" provisional(1933)122sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316036.

Pye, a. R. + slater, w. D. /berry headfort, brixham. An archaeological survey/ (1990)26/(emafu report 90.10).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV316033Migrated Record: 1933.
SDV316034Migrated Record: PYE + SLATER.
SDV316035Migrated Record:
SDV316036Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV123787Related to: Battery Gardens, Brixham: Furzdon/Fishcombe Battery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM