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Berry Head, Devon

Historical Description

Berry Head, a headland at the south side of the entrance of Tor Bay, Devon, 6 miles NE of Dartmouth. It is square shaped, and consists of hard, smooth, flesh-coloured limestone. Its summit is crowned with traces of a Roman camp, and ruins of two large military stations constructed at the close of the 18th century, and its north front is much quarried, and falls abruptly into deep water, with moorage for vessels, like a quay., See ASH-HOLE.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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