Low Robin Hood (Denholme)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.800846, -1.891598
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity In grounds of Foster Park
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1849
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Part of Foster Park in Denholme was known as 'Low Robin Hood' in the mid-19th cent.
Looking towards the part of Foster Park that was known as 'Low Robin Hood' in 1849 / Betty Longbottom, 10 June 2008; Creative Commons, via Geograph.
The bottom-most of the three plots in gray was 'Low Robin Hood' / Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland; Creative Commons.
Modern aerial photo of Foster Park and its surroundings / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

Part of the grounds of Foster Park in Denholme was a piece of farmland known as 'Low Robin Hood' in 1849.

'Low Robin Hood' is listed in the 1849 tithe award for Thornton in the parish of Bradford with the representatives of Mr Buck as landowners, Joseph Maud as occupier, state of cultivation as 'Arable', and an area of 2 acres, 2 rood and 19 perches (10597.71 m2).[1] The plot immediately north of 'Low Robin Hood' was called Robin Hood, that at the top was Little John. Together these three contiguous plots covered and area nearly identical with the present park. 'Low Robin Hood' owed its name, no doubt, to its being at a slightly lower altitude than 'Robin Hood' tout court to the north. For a discussion of the name of the latter, see Robin Hood.


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  1. Tithe award for the township of Thornton in the parish of Bradford (1849) (Piece 043, Sub-Piece 399, Image 307, #1457); Tithe award map for the township of Thornton in the parish of Bradford (1849) (Piece 43, Sub-Piece 399, Sub-Image 001, #1457 – Genealogist.com; subscription required).

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