BATTERY OBSERVATION POST BATTERY GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1119691
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1997
Statutory Address:
BATTERY OBSERVATION POST BATTERY GARDENS, NORTH FURZEHAM ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BATTERY OBSERVATION POST BATTERY GARDENS, NORTH FURZEHAM ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Brixham
National Grid Reference:
SX 92137 56858

Details

BRIXHAM Battery Observation Post, Battery Gardens 1946-1/2/1005 North Furzeham Road

II

Battery Observation Post. 1940. Reinforced concrete. Two-storey building, with steps down to balcony at first-floor level, entered from NW side; cantilevered roof over balcony, which views out to sea (NE); entrance to ground floor immediately below, with the wide opening beneath balcony. The Battery Observation Post is set into the cliff so that its flat roof is level with the road (North Furzeham Road). High precision range finders were housed in the upper storey, which acted as the centre of communications with the searchlights positions and guns. A Bar and Stroud range finder was housed in the lower part of the building. This building formed the operational focal point of the Emergency Coastal Defence Battery here, which was one of many erected in 1940 to provide additional protection to harbour installations. It survives in a remarkable state of preservation, with searchlight and gun positions.



Listing NGR: SX9213756858

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
469188
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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