Robin Hood (Giggleswick)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 54.076586, -2.297853
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 550 m NW of Giggleswick; c. 90 m W of Mill Hill Lane
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1844
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Settle and Giggleswick Golf Course, incorporating the enclosure formerly known a Robin Hood.
This enclosure used to be known as Robin Hood but is now part of Settle and Giggleswick Golf Course / Karl and Ali, 31 May 2010, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-04. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-04-22.

The southern half of the land now forming Settle and Giggleswick Golf Course was formerly known as 'Robin Hood'. It is listed under that name as a pasture with an area of 4 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches (18843.18 m2) in the tithe award for Giggleswick drawn up 1843-45. Its owner was then the Reverend Edward Francis Witts, its occupier Thomas Maudsley.[1] Unless it is found on O.S. 6" map Yorkshire Sheet 114 (1851, surveyed 1846), which is not available online, I do not believe this field name is included on O.S. maps of the area.[2]


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  1. Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), vol. VI, p. 156. Plot No. 294 in MS tithe award: The Genealogist: Piece 43, sub-piece 168, Image 149] (schedule) (Paid subscription required), The Genealogist: Piece 43, sub-piece 168, Sub-Image 002 (map) (£). Map drawn 1843, schedule drawn up 1844, official date of receipt 1845.
  2. I have not found it on O.S. 6" map Yorkshire CXIV (1896, surveyed 1893), O.S. 6" map Yorkshire CXIV.SW (1910, rev 1907) or maps of adjacent areas available online.