Robin Hood Moss (Howden Moors, Bradfield)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.439545, -1.710628
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Howden Moors, in Bradfield parish, c. 2.7 km due E of N end of Howden Reservoir
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant?
First Record 1855
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Robin Hood Moss.
Robin Hood Moss; to the right the ground begins to slope down to Gravy Clough and Abbey Brook (photo © Dave Dunford and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence).
Robin Hood Moss from above (photo from Google Earth).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-03-21.

Robin Hood Moss is or was the name of an area of moorland overlooking the Derwent Dams, and now Howden Reservoir, in the High Peak. Dobson & Taylor,[1] whose entry on this locality is based on that in Mitchell's Haunts of Robin Hood,[2] put this locality in Derbyshire and refer to it as "Robin Hood's Moss". It appears on all the 6" O.S. maps at NLS (see Maps section below) as 'Robin Hood Moss'. Located east of Howden Reservoir, which forms a boundary between West Yorkshire and Derbyshire,[3] the Moss is at present in South Yorkshire, and unless Derbyshire extended east of the Derwent in the area now covered by the reservoir, it must have been formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire, not in Derbyshire.

Close to Robin Hood Moss is or was a Robin Hood Spring. Some 12 km ESE of Robin Hood Moss is another Robin Hood's Moss.




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