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    Default Brixham Costal Battery 3/09


    Brixham coastal battery was an emergency battery built during the Second World War as part of Southern Command's coastal defences. It was established by July 1940 and mounted two 4.7-inch naval guns. It was manned by 378 Battery of 556 Coast Regiment until it was handed over to the Home Guard by late 1943. The guns were reduced to care and maintenance in 1944. The battery site occupied 14 acres and included gun emplacements and magazines, coast artillery searchlights, battery observation post, anti-aircraft gun site, and ancillary buildings. The battery observation post, two coast artillery searchlights and two ancillary buildings survive in good condition
    Nice Site Visted with scrub2000

    Overview of Site


    1 = Battery Observation Post





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    2 = Anti Aiircraft Defenses - sadly nothing of these was left

    3 = Naval Guns



    Rear exit


    4 = Search Lights





    5 = Pillabox ? Scrub has better pic than me :(



    6 = Cookhouse



    7 = Generator house No 2



    Enjoy
    Last edited by spikey; 9th Mar 09 at 17:02. Reason: very dodgy spelling

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    Aaaah! This was on my list ages ago and I'd forgotten all about it!
    It's been maintained really well too, by the looks of it.
    Nice one, spikey...tis an excellent site.
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    Aye it is a nice well kept site, they made it to gardens now

    and as you could prob guess it called Battery Gardens :p

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    Nice site matey.

    We have a Battery Gardens here on the island, but it doesnt look much like a battery, a few things remain, but I think they concentrated on the safety aspect and floral arrangements more than the historical significance :(
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    Yea really good find Spikey, good explore!

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    Nice work chaps -there's something slightly different in the look of these -most fascinating :)

    Like the building disguised as a cow!

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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikey View Post

    6 = Cockhouse


    The mind boggles....
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    Great place guys. Nice to see a well maintained place, good work!

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    Did you get to Berry Head on the trip ?

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    nice! something else to check out while im in devon

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