1860 - Bland, John Salkeld - Vale of Lyvenett (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date c. 1860
Author Bland, John Salkeld
Title The Vale of Lyvenett: Its Picturesque Peeps and Legendary Lore
Mentions Robin Hood's Grave [Crosby Ravensworth Fell, Westmorland]
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Robin Hood's Grave, Ravensworth Fell, Westmorland.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-17.


The word How, Danish—a hill, is generally significant of a mound, but is often applied to the whole, as Sill How, Raise How, Bousfield How, How Arcles, How Neuk and How Robin; on each of which are mounds. Raise is an older word of similar meaning, and is applied more directly to a mound, as Raise How on Bank Moor. This name is more common in the neighbourhood of Shap. Pen, of Cambro-Celtic origin, having the same meaning, is found in Penhurrock. Others again bear the ordinary name of Hill, as Iren Hill, Round Hill, &c. Though these mounds have been raised by different people each in their day, yet they are often found to have been named or rather called Hills by whatever word in the language or dialect of the succeeding races expressed the same. Others again there are bearing names peculiar to themselves, as Iren Hill, Sill How, Hollinstump, Penhurrock, Robin Hood's Grave, Lady's Mound, &c. Though they are numerous, yet many of them have been opened by the hill-breakers of the last [p. 13:] century, or been more or less ravaged for the sake of stones, earth, &c.; for this reason it is difficult to distinguish those belonging to different ages, though it is highly probable the great majority are British.[1]

Source notes

Italic type as in printed source. IRHB's brackets. The MS was written in 1860 or perhaps a year or two later.[2]



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