1912 - Baildon, William Paley - Baildon and the Baildons (2)
|Author||Baildon, William Paley|
|Title||Baildon and the Baildons: a History of a Yorkshire Manor and Family|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's House (Baildon Green)|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-21.
Robin Hood's House. — This very interesting group of stones lies just above the mill at Baildon Green, some way up the slope of the hill. I think it is unquestionably a cromlech, of the type of "Kit's Coty House" in Kent, "Wayland Smith's Cave" in Berkshire, and others. One side of Robin Hood's House, however, is formed of a huge mass of stone, lying apparently just as it fell from the cliff above; the other stones, some of considerable size, have evidently been placed in position by man. The two views of this curious pre-historic relic give a better idea of it than any description; I am not aware if any excavation has ever been made here.
- 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.
- Baildon, W. Paley. Baildon and the Baildons: a History of a Yorkshire Manor and Family ([s.l.], ); see vol. I, p. 114; and plate after vol. I, p. 114.