1828 - Clarke, Stephen Reynolds - New Yorkshire Gazetteer
|Author||Clarke, Stephen Reynolds|
|Title||New Yorkshire Gazetteer|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Well [well; hamlet]; Barnsdale Forest; Bishop of Hereford; [Bishop's Tree]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
Robin Hood's Well [...] a hamlet, partly in the township of Burgh Wallis, parish of Owton [sic], and partly in the township of Skelbrook, parish of Kirkby South, wapentake of Osgoldcross, 7 miles N. W. from Doncaster. This village is situated in what was once Barnsdale Forest, now enclosed, and one of the haunts of the renowned free-booter. The well is a square building, nine feet high, which adjoins the high road; near this place Robin Hood is said to have robbed the Bishop of Hereford, and afterwards compelled him to dance round a tree in his boots.
IRHB's brackets. For 'Owton' read 'Owston'.
- Clarke, Stephen Reynolds. The New Yorkshire Gazetteer, or Topographical Dictionary (London, 1828); see p. 208.
- Not in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Outside scope of: Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Robin Hood's Well (Barnsdale)
- Bishop's Tree (Barnsdale)
- Barnsdale (Doncaster)
- Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford.