Little John's Cottage (Hathersage)
|Vicinity||In Hathersage, on the eastern side of the church|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-01-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
There is a local tradition in Hathersage that a cottage on the eastern side of the church was "Little John's Cottage". While other sources must and will be consulted, the following account printed on a postcard sums up the local story quite well:
Another postcard shows a black and white drawing of the cottage (reproduced elsewhere on this page), which is said to depict "Little John's Cottage, As It Stood 100 Years Ago". The latter is not very helpful since the postcard carries no date. A drawing (reproduced below) printed in an as yet unidentified Derbyshire newspaper on 5 Nov. 1922 must be based on this drawing unless they go back to a common source.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- Gray Printing. Little John's Grave. Hathersage (Sheffield, [s.d.]) Photographic postcard w. text (col.) 152 x 101 mm.
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