Berry Head House

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Berry Head Hotel is a Grade II listed building in Brixham, England.[1]

Berry Head House


The building was originally built in 1803 by the Board of Ordinance as a military hospital in support of the three Napoleonic war forts on Berry Head.[2]

Later it became the home of the hymnist and poet Henry Francis Lyte.[3] It remained with Lyte's descendants until 1949 when it was turned into the Berry Head Hotel. The building was also the home to the photographer Farnham Maxwell-Lyte and was linked to Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell-Lyte. Evelyn George Martin a guest of Lyte family, and lived at Berry Head between his school terms at Eton College. A plaque was unveiled in May 2013 to commemorate Martin's time spend at the house. The house was sold by James Arthur Palmes, only surviving son of Arthur Lindsay Palmes and Alice Massingberd Maxwell Hogg (granddaughter of HF Lyte).


  1. ^ "Berry Head Hotel, Brixham". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ "History of the building". Berry Head Hotel. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Lyte, Henry". Ocotillo Road. Retrieved 17 June 2013.[unreliable source?]

Coordinates: 50°24′2.9″N 3°29′40.7″W / 50.400806°N 3.494639°W / 50.400806; -3.494639