1892 - Grindon, Leo H - Lancashire (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1892
Author Grindon, Leo H
Title Lancashire: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes
Mentions Robin Hood's Bed (Blackstone Edge)
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Robin Hood's Bed (Blackstone Edge).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-17.


Over the crest of the hill the descent is easy, and here the paving seems to have been discontinued. The Robin Hood rocks close by present remarkably fine examples of typical millstone-grit. Rising to the height of fifty feet and fantastically "weathered," on the summits there are basin-like cavities, popularly attributed, like so many other things they had no hand in, to the Druids ; but palpably referable to a far less mythical agency — the quiet action, during thousands of years, of the rain and the atmosphere.[1]

Source notes

IRHB's brackets. The author's full name is Leopold Hartley Grindon.[2]

IRHB comments

The name 'Robin Hood's Bed' must originally have been applied to a specific feature at Blackstone Edge but is often also found used of the entire ridge. In view of the context, Robin Hood's "rocks" must be synonyms of 'Robin hood's Bed' as used in this wider sense.




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