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HER Number:MDV44731
Name:Entrance to Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham


The gateway through the north wall of the fort was originally been entered via a drawbridge.


Grid Reference:SX 941 561
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/16/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1798 AD to 1802 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

The gateway is in the centre of the north wall. It seems originally to have been entered via a drawbridge, which has since removed and replaced by the present causeway. Sockets for the drawbridge timbers survive, as do portions of the walls retaining the rampart within the entrance itself. An iron hinge in the east wall towards the rear of the entrance, and a corresponding iron loop in the west wall, probably represent the position of timber doors.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Entrance through north wall 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. 11.
Linked documents:1
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128571 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20083Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 1, 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:Jan 29 2021 5:56PM