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HER Number:MDV58007
Name:Roborough Down, Bombing Decoy


Roborough Down bombing decoy. Parent site Roborough airfield (Crawshaw).


Grid Reference:SX 513 650
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, 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: SX56NW/204
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224000.

Crawshaw, A. /WWII decoy sites/(Nov 1996)/MS + original plans in SMR.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224001.

Dobinson, C. S.(CBA)/20th Century Fortifications in England/III(1996)116, 119/Bombing decoys/in SMR.

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Bombing decoys of WWII (Report - non-specific). SDV324125.

Roborough Down decoy. An 'N' series naval decoy consisting of QL (light displays) and QF (decoy fires) elements. Documented only in 1941 (Dobinson).

Crawshaw, A., 1996, WWII Bombing decoys (Un-published). SDV145387.

Roborough Down bombing decoy. Parent site Roborough airfield (Crawshaw).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145387Un-published: Crawshaw, A.. 1996. WWII Bombing decoys.
SDV224000Migrated Record:
SDV224001Migrated Record:
SDV324125Report - non-specific: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Bombing decoys of WWII. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. III. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58008Part of: Roborough Down decoy airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2017 4:48PM