Barnsdale Bar (Barnsdale)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||At southern boundary of Barnsdale|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
Barnsdale Bar is a place where the Great North Road forks into a westerly and an easterly branch, now the A639 and A1 respectively. As Dobson & Taylor note, it was a place often chosen for welcoming important visitors to the North. It seems to have been regarded, at least locally, as the gateway to the North. This and the fact that it was one of Robin Hood's chief haunts were Barnsdale's only claims to fame.
- Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 307-308.
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