Robin Hood's Scar (Bowes)

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Coordinate 54.5143, -1.998
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 700 m ESE of Bowes
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant?
First Record 1857
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Robin Hood's Scar.
The red ellipse indicates the location of Robin Hood's Scar on the riverbank / Google Earth Street View. Click image to enlarge.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-05-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

About 700 m ESE of Bowes, by a bend in the Greta, is found Robin Hood's Scar. It is indicated on a 6" O.S. map of the Boldron–Bowes–Lartington–Startforth area published in 1857 as well as on one published in 1895.[1] A Google search in May 2016 yielded only one result, a 1955 doctoral dissertation which briefly discusses geological features of this locality.[2] The fact that this geologist referred to the name Robin Hood's Scar does not necessarily mean that it was still current at the time, for the kind of study he carried out would have led him to consult detailed maps of Yorkshire and he may have learned the name of this locality from an O.S. map. It is therefore uncertain if this place-name was still in use at the time or indeed if it is still current.



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