SX9456 : Former Powder Magazine, Berry Head

near to Brixham, Torbay, Great Britain

Former Powder Magazine, Berry Head
Former Powder Magazine, Berry Head
Built in 1802 and situated in the Northern Fort.
A plaque states 'Powder was stored here for the gun battery that defended the naval anchorage in Torbay'.
The side of the artillery store LinkExternal link is on the left.
A coastguard lookout station is situated within the former powder store.
Berry Head defences
Because of its strategic position overlooking Torbay, Berry Head has been used, over thousands of years, for the construction of a number of defensive structures.
The earliest was an Iron Age hill fort, evidence of which largely disappeared with the construction of two Napoleonic War era Forts.
During the Second World War anti-aircraft guns and an observation post were sited on the headland.
Later, in the Cold War, a nuclear monitoring bunker was constructed.

It is now a National Nature Reserve and heritage centre.
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Berry Head  Torbay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9461 5656 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.9664N 3:29.0528W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9458 5654
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Napoleonic Coast Defence  National Nature Reserve 

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