From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.377072, -1.061938
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity 16 km SSE of Doncaster
Type Settlement
Interest Literary locale
Status Extant
First Record c. 1500
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The Angel Inn / J. Thomas.
May Day at Hodsock priory, Blyth /, uploaded by user George B.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-10-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

The north Nottinghamshire village of Blyth is mentioned twice in the Gest (see Evidence below). It is first mentioned in Domesday Book (1086), where it occurs as "Blide".[1] The village is located on the A1, the Great North Road. In the Middle Ages it was a rather more substantial town than now. It had two leper hospitals, a priory, three hermitages as well as markets and fairs. Of its former glory little now remains.[2]


[Gest; c. 1500:]
My purpos was to have dyned to day
At Blith or Dancastere[3]

For better chepe I myght have dyned
In Blythe or in Dankastere[4]




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