1828 - Clarke, Stephen Reynolds - New Yorkshire Gazetteer

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1828
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.[1]

Source notes

IRHB's brackets. For 'Owton' read 'Owston'.




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