Roborough Down

Common land located in Buckland Monachorum and Horrabridge., West Devon, Devon.


Located on SW edge of Dartmoor National Park, SE of Tavistock.


Disputed and amended to exclude part. There are 8 claims to rights of access. Plymouth City Council claim right for water undertakings and easements over land. Post Office claim access for maintenance purposes.

Part owned by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Plymouth.Remainder owned by one private owner.

Final.Owners registered by application.


Cattle, sheep, horses, goats and 'stock units'.

Turbary(64) Common in Soil(65) Straying(57) Piscary(4)

Other rights contd. Take animal droppings & manure (1)Rights released by 1980 Deed of Release relating to those exercisable over 3 small plots of land.


  • A roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes

National Park - Dartmoor

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Grenofen Wood


Land Data

Common Land Name Roborough Down
County Devon
District West Devon
Parish Buckland Monachorum and Horrabridge.
TVG Reg # 93
Authority Devonshire
Area 836.49 hectares / 2,067.01 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 201
OS 100km Grid Square SX46
Easting 2515
Northing 660
OS Grid Ref 251500,66000
Min Contour 80
Max Contour 200
Median Elevation 140



Data recorded July, 1984.

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