Robin Hood Wood (Silsden)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.898553, -1.902561
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 3.5 km SSE of Silsden
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1909
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Robin Hood Wood.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Robin Hood Wood barely deserves the name of wood, consisting of just two small stands of trees 300 or 400 m NE of Holden Lane and Robin Hood's Stone about halfway between West Norton and Silsden. The first reference to this place-name that I have found so far is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1909, based on surveying done in 1906. The 1853 map indicates a few trees but includes no name for them.

A PDF leaflet from Bradford Metropolitan District County (2010)[1] describing a walking route in the area, has an excellent map on which the wood and the nearby Robin Hood's Stone are both indicated.




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