2008

SX9456 : Berry Head fortifications

taken 15 years ago, near to Brixham, Torbay, England

Berry Head fortifications
Berry Head fortifications
Two forts were built on the pre-existing Iron Age Hill fort site overlooking Torbay naval anchorage. Fortifications were erected on the headland in 1793 against threatened invasion by French armies and strengthened with limestone in 1803, when gun batteries were added to protect the anchorages. They were abandoned after two years when the War of American Independence finished, and the armaments were moved to Plymouth, but the ramparts remain.

The former artillery house now houses a public display, featuring details about the history of the area, its wildlife and how it became an important strategic point.

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Category: Fortifications
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Berry Head Fortifications [12] · Headland [7] Other Photos: · Entrance to Berry Head Fort ·
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SX9456, 253 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Paul Hutchinson   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 942 565 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.9316N 3:29.3632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 940 565
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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