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Re: Roborough near Plymouth
Thank you, John. Does anyone know why it was named Jump in the first place, please? There is another place in Yorkshire which was named Jump because the miners had to jump across a stream to get to and from their work. Roborough has a leat which Sir Francis Drake built in the 16th Century in order to convey water from Dartmoor to Plymouth. The only stream that I remember in the area was where the village's sewage works were sited but that was in a field below Tamblin's Garage roughly West of the village.
Does anybody out there know any more about it?