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Napoleonic Fort Guardhouse, Approximately 30 Metres Inside Entrance to Northern Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3989 / 50°23'55"N

Longitude: -3.4881 / 3°29'17"W

OS Eastings: 294331

OS Northings: 56500

OS Grid: SX943565

Mapcode National: GBR QY.F9DW

Mapcode Global: FRA 37LZ.T1V

Entry Name: Napoleonic Fort Guardhouse, Approximately 30 Metres Inside Entrance to Northern Fort

Listing Date: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383522

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


1946-1/2/8 Napoleonic fort guardhouse, approx.
30m inside entrance to northern fort


Guardhouse, now cafe. 1798-1802, extended at rear by 1811, and
again between 1865 and 1906. Roughcast walls with pilasters in
Devonian limestone ashlar. Hipped slated roofs, the late C19
roof higher than that of the original front range. 2-room
front range, possibly with verandah at the front originally.
Extended to double-depth in C19. 1 storey. 4 windows wide with
centre doorway. Between and flanking the openings are broad
pilasters with plain bases and just below the eaves, raised
bands in lieu of capitals. 2 matching pilasters in left side
wall and 3 in right side wall. Wood-framed windows, some
probably of C19 with wood mullions and upright glazing bars.
INTERIOR: king-post trusses with carpenter's marks.
(Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Reports: Pye A R:
Berry Head Fort, Brixham: 1990-: 17-18).

Listing NGR: SX9433156500

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