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Guisborough

Locality
Coordinates 54.536, -1.049439
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Redcar and Cleveland
Type Settlement
Interest Literary locale
Status Extant
First Record c. 1650
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Guisborough.
Guisborough from Highcliffe Nab / MarcusBritish.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

The home of the villain of the ballad Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne is usually taken to be Gisburn in the Ribble Valley (Lancashire, formerly the West Riding of Yorkshire), but Guisborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire is certainly also a possibility. From the 11th to the mid-19th century, the form 'Guisborough' ('Guisbrough' etc.) had strong competition from the form 'Gisburn' ('Gyseburne' etc.)[1] For Gisburn in the ballad, see further the entry on Gisburn.

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