SX9456 : Former Guard House, Berry Head

taken 7 years ago, near to Brixham, Torbay, Great Britain

Former Guard House, Berry Head
Former Guard House, Berry Head
Built in 1802 and situated in the Northern Fort.
A plaque states 'Soldiers on guard duty monitored movement in and out of the fort'.
Now housing the visitor centre.
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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SX9456, 137 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Berry Head  Torbay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9432 5650 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.9309N 3:29.2965W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9430 5651
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Napoleonic Coast Defence  National Nature Reserve  Visitor Centre 

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