1831 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England (04)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1831
Author Lewis, Samuel
Title A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions
Mentions Robin Hood's Hill [Gloucester]
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Robin Hood's Hill.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


The market days [in Gloucester] are Wednesday and Saturday, and there is a market for live stock on the first Monday in every month: the markets were formerly held in the open streets, but two large and commodious market-houses have been erected one in Eastgate-street, for the sale of corn, meat, poultry, and vegetables; and the other in Southgate-street, for fish, butter, &c.: in front of the latter are two conduits, supplied with water from the reservoir at Robin Hood’s hill. The cattle market is held in a spacious area judiciously appropriated to the purpose. The fairs are, April 5th, July 5th, September 28th and 29th (for cheese), and November 28th.[1]

Source notes

Capitals as in printed source. IRHB's brackets.

IRHB comments

In the third edition, published 1835, the passage on Robin Hood is expanded (see 1835 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England). This version is retained in the 4th edition, published 1840. In the 7th edition, published 1847, and perhaps also in the 5th and 6th editions, the text is rearranged, but the expanded passage on Robin Hood is retained. I have not seen the second edition, published 1833, but it is possible that the expanded version is already found there.




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