1609 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1609
Topic Plot of land next to Robin Hood's Well, Nottingham
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Site of Robin Hood's Well
Detail of the Sneinton portion of Peter Burgess's retracing of Richard Bankes's (c. ?1609) MS map (PRO MR 1142 pt. 1) / Bankes, Richard; Mastoris, Stephanos, ed.; Groves, Sue, ed. Sherwood Forest in 1609: a Crown Survey (Thoroton Society, Record Series, vol. XL) (Nottingham, 1997), Map 5: Sneinton.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-27. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


One (cot and two) other closes of pasture lying between the said woods and Robbinhoodes Well, in the occupation of Richard Hanton[1]

Source notes

MS variants listed in the printed edition are hardly significant for IRHB's purposes, except perhaps 'Hauton', 'Halton' for 'Hanton'.
The "said woods" are "[s]ix parcels of wood", on land common to Nottingham town, "called by the several names of New Coppice, Old Coppice and the Armytage, in the occupation of the town"[2]
The printed edition includes a plate with a detail of the map PRO MR 1142 showing "Robinhoodes Well" and adjacent plots.[3]



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