Robin Hood's Well (Askerton)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 55.0373, -2.6638
Adm. div. Cumberland
Vicinity c. 3 km NE of Askerton and c. 1.4 km NW of Spadeadam
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1868
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Approximate indication of the site of Robin Hood's Well .
The well is near the spot indicated with a small yellow marker / Google Earth Street View. (Click to enlarge).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-08-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Robin Hood's Well is indicated on a 6" O.S. map of the Askerton–Bewcastle area published in 1868, based on surveying done in 1863. It is included on later revisions of the map at least until 1952 (see Maps section below). A writer in 2016 noted that a locality in the vicinity named the Butt is "[a]lso known as 'Robin Hood's Butt' (a possible reference to Robin Hood's Well nearby)",[1] a phrasing which seems to suggest that the name 'Robin Hood's Well' is in current use. Apparently the well is still active.[2]





Brief mention

Also see