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Ruined Magazine and Blast Wall 1.8 Metres West of Guardhouse, Southern Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3959 / 50°23'45"N

Longitude: -3.4905 / 3°29'25"W

OS Eastings: 294152

OS Northings: 56175

OS Grid: SX941561

Mapcode National: GBR QY.FGRT

Mapcode Global: FRA 38K0.5Y3

Entry Name: Ruined Magazine and Blast Wall 1.8 Metres West of Guardhouse, Southern Fort

Listing Date: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383525

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BRIXHAM

SX95NW BERRY HEAD COUNTRY PARK, Berry Head
1946-1/2/15 Ruined magazine and blast wall 1.8m
W of guardhouse, southern fort

GV II

Artillery magazine. 1798-1802. Roughly coursed Devonian
limestone rubble with granite door surround; interior lined
with red brick. No roof, although gable-ends indicate a
pitched roof parallel with the front. Small oblong building
with walls approx 1.2m thick. 1 room with door in east wall.
Enclosing the building on all 4 sides is the remains of a
blast wall, approx 2.7m from the magazine. 1 storey. Plain,
square-headed doorway with lintel of 3 large voussoirs.
Rebated for door opening outwards. 2 ventilation slits, now
blocked, in each of the interior side and rear walls; these
merge within the wall thickness to link up with single slits
on the outside. The brick interior lining curves inwards at
the top, suggesting there was a barrel-vault. More complete
than other ruinous structures on the fort and a rare survival
of a powder magazine.
(Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Reports: Pye A R:
Berry Head Fort, Brixham: 1990-: 12).


Listing NGR: SX9415256175

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