1836 - Crabtree, John - Concise History of Halifax (1)
|Title||A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Penny Stone [at Wainstalls]; Standing Stone in Sowerby|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
On the right side of the road leading to the village of Luddenden there was formerly the remains of an altar, called Robin Hood's Penny Stone, who is said to have used this stone to pitch with at a mark for amusement, and to have thrown the Standing Stone, in Sowerby off an adjoining hill with his spade as he was digging ! Report says that it was surrounded with a circle, but a few years ago this relic of antiquity was broken up for building purposes.
John Crabtree's book is a somewhat condensed and modernized paraphrase of Watson, a sad example of plagiarism.
- 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.
- Crabtree, John. A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York (Halifax: London, 1836);see p. 28.
- Watson, John. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire (London, 1775). The book Crabtree plagiarized.
- Robin Hood's Penny Stone (Wainstalls)
- Standing Stone (Sowerby)
- 1775 - Watson, John - History and Antiquities of Halifax (1)
- 1836 - Crabtree, John - Concise History of Halifax (2)
- 1836 - Crabtree, John - Concise History of Halifax (3).