|Vicinity||W of Yorkshrie and Westmorland; S of Cumberland and Westmorland; N of Cheshire|
|First Record||c. 1500|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-03-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
Lancashire figures as locale in parts of the Gest of Robyn Hode. See especially sts. 53, 126-33, 309-34, 356-60, 431-32. The county name occurs in st. 357 (see Quotations below).
All the passe of Lancasshyre
He went both ferre and nere
Tyll he came to Plomton Parke
He faylyd many of his dere.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- Gest of Robyn Hode, st. 357, cited from Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 105; punctuation omitted by IRHB.