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HER Number:MDV28247
Name:Open cut on Roborough Down


Depicted as quarry on historic maps; associated with the late 19th century North Roborough Down Tin Mine?


Grid Reference:SX 512 686
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a tin-working open cut on Roborough Down, probably associated with the late 19th century North Roborough Down Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/99
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267315.

'old quarry' indicated on os 6" (1907). Shown but not indicated on os 6" (1954) (os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267316.

Openwork visible (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV267317.

Des=os 6"(1907)112nw.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV267318.

Aph=raf 106g uk 1190/3204-3205(27/2/1946).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: 1954.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV48936Related to: GRAVEL PIT in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV4731Related to: North Roborough Down Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV63827Related to: Section of the old Plymouth road at Harrowbeer (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2017 4:23PM