Robin Hood Well (Low Hall Wood)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.46419, -1.498381
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Low Hall Wood,
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1773
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Robin Hood Well.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

This well is referred to in a 1773 MS source as "Robin Hoods Well".[1] Dobson & Taylor,[2] who provide the coordinates for this locality, note that the well is "[p]ossibly associated with Robin Hood's Bower and Moss". This is due to a misunderstanding of their source, A. H. Smith, who actually does not suggest that there is any connection between these localities beyond the fact that they are named after Robin Hood.[3]



Also see


  1. Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. I, pp. 251-52.
  2. Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 311.
  3. Smith, op. cit. in discussing the Moss and Bower makes a few brief remarks concerning Robin Hood place-names in general. In his notices of other Robin Hood-related place-names he often refers to these general remarks, which are thus made to serve, as it were, as an introduction to the topic of Robin Hood-related place-names. See Smith, pt. I, pp. 251-52, and for instance pt. I, p. 226; pt. VII, p. 73.