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Berry Head Fort

Posted: March 18, 2019 in Devon, History, UK
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By the end of the 18th Century, the threat of invasion from Napoleonic France was high and so the government took the decision to strengthen the defences of ports of the south coast of England.

The Entrance to Berry Head Fort

Berry Head which overlooks Brixham Harbour had been the site of an earlier battery, but work began in 1794 to upgrade and strengthen the defences.

The Guardhouse (1802) which now houses the Cafe and Vistors Centre

They are an impressive sight and the external walls remain intact except where subsequent quarrying has caused a collapse.