HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV52604
Name:Limekiln to south of Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

Summary

Limekiln in a small quarry within the grounds of the Berry Head Hotel. The hotel was originally built as a military hospital and the limekiln is almost certainly that built in 1809 to provide lime for its construction. The limekiln was probably disused by 1838, as it does not appear on the Tithe Map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 939 566
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/15/1
  • Tide Project: 27/08/2020
  • Torbay HER: MTO52604

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Built, XIX - 1809 AD to 1809 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Limekiln marked on the western side of a small quarry.

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 11, 37, Fig. 8, Pl. 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

Limekiln within a small quarry within the grounds of, Berry Head House. Almost certainly that built in 1809 to provide lime for construction of the hospital. It was probably disused by 1838 as it does not appear on the Tithe Map.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 27, Fig. 25 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Limekiln constructed of roughly dressed limestone rubble. Contains one circular shaft, 2.5 metres diameter, which is lined with limestone rubble walling topped with a decorative course of vertically-set stones. It originally seems to have been about 4.5 metres deep, of which only the upper 1 metre is now visible. At its base, lime was drawn off through a rectangular drawhole within an arched recess. The drawhole has an iron and granite lintel. There was a small stokehole immediately above the drawhole. The wall containing the recess was built in three differently-aligned sections, all contemporary. The recess, although off-centre, is also an original feature. In good condition.

Pye, A.R., 1996, Berry Head Hotel, Brixham: An Archaeological Survey, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV362521.

Exeter Archaeology, 2010, Berry Head Hotel Brixham Part 1: Archaeological Assessment, 4, 6, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV362409.

The kiln was built in 1809 to provide lime for mortar for building the hospital, the limestone coming from the adjacent quarry.

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

Lime Kiln (disused) marked.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1195168 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Lime kiln at SX 9390 5665. Built 1809 to provide lime for military hospital.Roughly coursed and squared Devonian limestone rubble. Standsin a quarry above Berry Head Hotel.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 18th October 1993

<4> Department of National Heritage, 1993, Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 27. 1946-1/2/26 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362556.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362409Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2010. Berry Head Hotel Brixham Part 1: Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Archaeology. 10.05. Digital. 4, 6, 8.
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. 27, Fig. 25.
Linked documents:1
SDV362497Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 11, 37, Fig. 8, Pl. 14.
Linked documents:1
SDV362521Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1996. Berry Head Hotel, Brixham: An Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology. 96.55. Hardcopy + Digital. 2.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126829 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1195168.
SDV362556List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1993. Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. 27. 1946-1/2/26.

Associated Monuments

MDV123588Part of: Berry Head Hotel, Brixham (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7834 - Archaeological Assessments of the Berry Head Forts
  • EDV7835 - Archaeological Survey of the Berry Head Forts
  • EDV7960 - Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, Archaeological & Architectural Assessment 2010

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2021 4:37PM