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1872 - Stockdale, James - Annales Carmoelenses

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Date 1872
Author Stockdale, James
Title Annales Carmoelenses
Mentions Robin Hood and Little John (Hampsfield)
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Robin Hood and Little John.
Robin Hood and Little John, Hampsfield / Karl and Ali, 1 Mar. 2015, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-30.

Allusion

 On the brow of the allotment above Haening Wood two large stones, of the mountain limestone in situ, stand out prominently on the surface. These have from time immemorial gone by the names of Robin Hood and Little John. They are so given in the six-inch [p. 475:] scale ordnance map. No reasons for these names are known, but the stones may have been local marks for the shepherds in the old times when the district was unenclosed.[1]

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IRHB's brackets. Italics as in printed source.

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