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1609 - Robin Hood's Well (Nottingham)

Record
Date 1609
Topic Plot of land next to Robin Hood's Well, Nottingham
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Site of Robin Hood's Well
Detail of the Sneinton portion of Peter Burgess's retracing of Richard Bankes's (c. ?1609) MS map (PRO MR 1142 pt. 1) / Bankes, Richard; Mastoris, Stephanos, transcr. & ed.; Groves, Sue, transcr. & ed. Sherwood Forest in 1609: a Crown Survey (Thoroton Society, Record Series, vol. XL) (1997), Map 5: Sneinton.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-27. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-27.

Record

[1609:]
One (cot and two) other closes of pasture lying between the said woods and Robbinhoodes Well, in the occupation of Richard Hanton[1]

Source notes

MS variants listed in the printed edition are hardly significant for IRHB's purposes, except perhaps 'Hauton', 'Halton' for 'Hanton'.
The "said woods" are "[s]ix parcels of wood", on land common to Nottingham town, "called by the several names of New Coppice, Old Coppice and the Armytage, in the occupation of the town"[2]
The printed edition includes a plate with a detail of the map PRO MR 1142 showing "Robinhoodes Well" and adjacent plots.[3]

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