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Battery Observation Post Battery Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469188

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

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

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Listing Text

BRIXHAM Battery Observation Post,
Battery Gardens
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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