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Latitude: 50.4017 / 50°24'6"N
Longitude: -3.5191 / 3°31'8"W
OS Eastings: 292137
OS Northings: 56858
OS Grid: SX921568
Mapcode National: GBR QX.71H5
Mapcode Global: FRA 37JZ.LVQ
Entry Name: Battery Observation Post Battery Gardens
Listing Date: 11 July 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119691
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469188
Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5
Civil Parish: Brixham
Built-Up Area: Brixham
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BRIXHAM Battery Observation Post,
1946-1/2/1005 North Furzeham Road
Battery Observation Post. 1940. Reinforced concrete. Two-storey building, with steps down to balcony at first-floor level, entered from NW side; cantilevered roof over balcony, which views out to sea (NE); entrance to ground floor immediately below, with the wide opening beneath balcony. The Battery Observation Post is set into the cliff so that its flat roof is level with the road (North Furzeham Road). High precision range finders were housed in the upper storey, which acted as the centre of communications with the searchlights positions and guns. A Bar and Stroud range finder was housed in the lower part of the building. This building formed the operational focal point of the Emergency Coastal Defence Battery here, which was one of many erected in 1940 to provide additional protection to harbour installations. It survives in a remarkable state of preservation, with searchlight and gun positions.
Listing NGR: SX9213756858
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