1892 - Grindon, Leo H - Lancashire (2)
|Author||Grindon, Leo H|
|Title||Lancashire: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Bed (Blackstone Edge)|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
Over the crest of the hill the descent is easy, and here the paving seems to have been discontinued. The Robin Hood rocks close by present remarkably fine examples of typical millstone-grit. Rising to the height of fifty feet and fantastically "weathered," on the summits there are basin-like cavities, popularly attributed, like so many other things they had no hand in, to the Druids ; but palpably referable to a far less mythical agency — the quiet action, during thousands of years, of the rain and the atmosphere.
IRHB's brackets. The author's full name is Leopold Hartley Grindon.
The name 'Robin Hood's Bed' must originally have been applied to a specific feature at Blackstone Edge but is often also found used of the entire ridge. In view of the context, Robin Hood's "rocks" must be synonyms of 'Robin hood's Bed' as used in this wider sense.
- 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.
- Robin Hood's Bed (Blackstone Edge)
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