1910 - Sumner, Heywood - Book of Gorley
|Title||The Book of Gorley|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Butt (Furze Hill)|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-06. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-08.
The three clumps of Scots fir & Weymouth pine – Whitefield[,] Robin Hood's, & Dorridge – were planted by the 2nd Lord Normanton to give landmarks & variety to his view of the long line of the New Forest Hills from Somerley – so the story is told – Whitefield & Dorridge were planted about 1835 – Robin Hood's about 1850 – Dorridge is the highest ground on the common – 257 feet above the sea level – while the lowest part is at the caltle [sic, for 'cattle'] stop, where the Huckles brook leaves the common – 100 feet above the sea level.
IRHB's brackets. The first (1910) edition of Heywood Sumner's Book of Gorley has not been available to us.
Sumner was a painter and craftsman with a degree in law who developed a strong interest in the archaeology, geology and folklore of Hampshire. The printed book is essentially a facsimile of his handwritten MS, including his beautiful illustrations. One of these shows Robin Hood's Butt, which is also included on a map. The second Lord Normanton mentioned in the quotation was Welbore Ellis Agar (1778–1868).
- Not included 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.
- Sumner, Heywood. The Book of Gorley (Southampton, 1910); not seen
- Sumner, Heywood; Coatts, Margot, introd.; Evans, L. J. C., introd. Cuckoo Hill: the Book of Gorley (London and Melbourne, 1987), p. 25; also see See map p. 33, illus. pp. 75, 146.
- Sumner, Heywood; Coatts, Margot, introd.; Evans, L. J. C., introd. Cuckoo Hill: the Book of Gorley (London and Melbourne, 1987), p. 25.
- Sumner, Heywood. The Book of Gorley (Southampton, 1910)
- Sumner, Heywood; Coatts, Margot, introd.; Evans, L. J. C., introd. Cuckoo Hill: the Book of Gorley (London and Melbourne, 1987), map p. 33, illus. p. 75, and see p. 146.
- Wikipedia: Earl of Normanton.