1775 - Watson, John - History and Antiquities of Halifax (3)
|Title||The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bed on Blackstone Edge|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
From his [i.e. Thomas Nettleton's] observations it likewise appears, that Halifax is in the latitude of 53. 47. that [sic] the height of Blackstone-edge, at Robin-hood's-bed, is two hundred and thirty-nine yards and a quarter; that Halifax Bank bears from this 60°. from north to east; Manchester 40. 30. from south to west; Rochdale 70. 20. from south to west.
Points or full stops after numbers as in Watson.
Thomas Nettleton (1683–1742), M.D., of Halifax, carried out some of the earliest systematic programmes of smallpox inoculation and made statistical investigations of the outcome.
- Outside scope of Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Watson, John. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire (London, 1775); see p. 497.
- Robin Hood's Bed (Blackstone Edge)
- 1775 - Watson, John - History and Antiquities of Halifax (1)
- 1775 - Watson, John - History and Antiquities of Halifax (2).