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HER Number:MDV4731
Name:North Roborough Down Tin Mine


A few undulations on the west of the Horrabridge-Yelverton road, mark the site of the small North Roborough Down Tin Mine which functioned in the early 1860s.


Grid Reference:SX 511 684
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, on the south of Roborough Down as well as remains of North Roborough Down Tin Mill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MINE (XIX - 1860 AD to 1869 AD (Between))

Full description

ROWE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV16367.

Rowe states that barclay found remains of medieval pits + ginnies + remains of c19 engine house and buddles at the north roborough mine workings (rowe).

HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

North roborough down tin mine. A few undulations on the west of the horrabridge-yelverton road, mark the site of the small north roborough down tin mine which functioned in the early 1860's (harris).

1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262798.

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

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262800.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262802.

Des=os 6"(1907)112nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262803.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)191.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV262804.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262805.

Des=rowe, a. /buckland monachorum: a west devon down and its history/(1999)19/copy in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262806.

Barclay, n. C. /devon mines/(1932)/ms in local studies library, plymouth.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262807.

Richardson, p. H. G. /british mining/44(1992)139/mines of dartmoor and the tamar valley after 1913.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: ROWE.
  • Migrated Record: HARRIS.
  • Migrated Record: 1954.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
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Associated Monuments

MDV28247Related to: Open cut on Roborough Down (Monument)
MDV28246Related to: Open cut on Roborough Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2017 1:07PM