Barnsdale Close (Car Colston)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 52.9774, -0.923
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity S of Car lane, in Car Colston
Type Area
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Defunct?
First Record 1843
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The field (formerly?) known as Barnsdale Close.
Looking SE from Car Lane into the field (formerly?) known as Barnsdale Close / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-13. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-12.

A plot of land in Car Colston was known as Barnsdale Close in 1843.

The close is listed as two contiguous plots in the 1843 tithe award for Car Colston, both with Henry Chettle as owner, Ann Chettle as occupier, 'Pasture' as state of cultivation, and areas of respectively 6 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches (27619.8; m2), and just 34 perches (859.96; m2).[1] While the field name may have arisen independently, it may also have been transferred from that of Barnsdale (Doncaster) or Barnsdale (Exton), or just possible that of Barnsdale (Great Easton) or Eagle Barnsdale. Only in case it was named after the area north of Doncaster is there a possible connection with the Robin Hood tradition. The other Barnsdales have no connection with the outlaw.

The location and contours of Barnsdale Close are well indicated on the early O.S. maps. See the map detail in the image gallery below.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1843 tithe award for the parish of Car Colston, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 026, image 191, items #307 and #308 (subscription required)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 026, sub-image 001 (subscription required).

Maps

Background

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Notes

  1. 1843 tithe award for the parish of Car Colston, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 026, image 191, items #307 and #308 (subscription required); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 026, sub-image 001 (subscription required).


Image gallery

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