1811 - Gooch, W - General View of Agriculture
|Title||General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cambridge|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Tree [Bassingbourn]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-19.
Bassingbourn, including the Hamlet of Kneesworth.— North west, west, and south west of the village, is a strong, brown, clayey soil, of a good staple. North-east, east, and south-east of the village, is a brown, deep, loamy soil, lying upon a gravel; thence, in the same direction, beyond the line of Robin Hood's Tree, and extending towards Royston and Litlington, a thin, dry, white soil, upon a chalk or hurrock. The enclosed pastures are an open, brown, gravelly soil, of a good staple. 
See entry for the place-name Robin Hood's Tree (Bassingbourn).
- Not included in 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.
- Gooch, W. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cambridge; drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement (London and Cambridge, 1811); see p. 15.