History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Hardy's Head Battery at Sx 9440 5675

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4003 / 50°24'1"N

Longitude: -3.4921 / 3°29'31"W

OS Eastings: 294051

OS Northings: 56670

OS Grid: SX940566

Mapcode National: GBR QY.F8C8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37KZ.RBV

Entry Name: Hardy's Head Battery at Sx 9440 5675

Listing Date: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383521

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

Find accommodation in
Brixham

Listing Text


BRIXHAM

SX95NW BERRY HEAD COUNTRY PARK, Berry Head
1946-1/2/4 Hardy's Head Battery at SX 9440 5675

GV II

Gun battery. 1779-80, reactivated 1794-5. Granite with
limestone rubble revetment wall to earth rampart. 4
wedge-shaped gun platforms made of large granite slabs, these
tilting gently from rear to front so as to minimize the recoil
of the cannon on firing. 2 platforms face north, 1 east and 1
west. Around the north, east and west sides is a low earth
parapet; stone revetment wall visible on north side. Stone
rubble footings of a building, possibly a magazine, on
south-east. Shown on the 1838 Brixham tithe map with a 3-sided
rampart containing 4 splayed gun embrasures. No building at
this date. The site is now laid out for public use with seats
and information board.
(Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Reports: Pye A R:
Berry Head Fort, Brixham: 1990-: 25; Brixham Tithe Map:
1838-).


Listing NGR: SX9405156669

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


BRIXHAM

SX95NW BERRY HEAD COUNTRY PARK, Berry Head
1946-1/2/4 Hardy's Head Battery at SX 9440 5675

GV II

Gun battery. 1779-80, reactivated 1794-5. Granite with
limestone rubble revetment wall to earth rampart. 4
wedge-shaped gun platforms made of large granite slabs, these
tilting gently from rear to front so as to minimize the recoil
of the cannon on firing. 2 platforms face north, 1 east and 1
west. Around the north, east and west sides is a low earth
parapet; stone revetment wall visible on north side. Stone
rubble footings of a building, possibly a magazine, on
south-east. Shown on the 1838 Brixham tithe map with a 3-sided
rampart containing 4 splayed gun embrasures. No building at
this date. The site is now laid out for public use with seats
and information board.
(Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Reports: Pye A R:
Berry Head Fort, Brixham: 1990-: 25; Brixham Tithe Map:
1838-).


Listing NGR: SX9405156669

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.