Little Barnsdale (Oswaldkirk)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 54.199221, -1.068438
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 335 m S of Oswaldkirk Bank (B1363), c. 600 SE of the intersection of that road and Aumit Lane
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct?
First Record 1838
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The site of Little Barnsdale.
Little Barnsdale was part of the green area in front of the far hedge, center / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-03. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-03.

A field in Oswaldkirk in the North Riding of Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire) was known as Little Barnsdale in 1838.

The field is listed in the tithe award for Oswaldkirk with Edward Oakley Banner, Esq., as owner, William Bland as occupier, 'Grass' as state of cultivation, and an area of 3 roods and 37 perches (3970.98; 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 likely connection with the Robin Hood tradition. The other Barnsdales have no connection with the outlaw.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1838 tithe award for the parish of Oswaldkirk, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 42, sub-piece 290, image 069, item #124 (subscription required)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 42, sub-piece 290, sub-image 001, color (subscription required).

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Notes

  1. 1838 tithe award for the parish of Oswaldkirk, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 42, sub-piece 290, image 069, item #124 (subscription required); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 42, sub-piece 290, sub-image 001, colour (subscription required).


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