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HER Number:MDV28820
Name:Smithy adjacent to the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down


Site of; depicted on the Tithe Map, but not late 19th century historic map. Survives as a raised area approximately rectangular adjacent to the tramway.


Grid Reference:SX 509 640
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/269
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1849 AD (Between))

Full description

TA, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1487.

Smithery, higher coombe park (ta). Vis=25/4/1986 (gray). On east side of track of horse-drawn railway (tramway) opposite probable quarry site there is a raised area approximately rectangular. The surface is uneven, maximum height above track 1m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155135.

Des=gray, v. /parish checklist.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155136.

Ta 50.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1487Migrated Record: TA.
SDV155135Migrated Record:
SDV155136Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV28821Related to: Quarry adjacent to the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2018 10:13AM