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Little John's Cave (Hampole)

Locality
Coordinates 53.592061, -1.247162
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 1.3 km NW of Hampole
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1838
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Site of Little John's Cave.
The site of Little John's Cave is hidden among the trees / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-17.

Little John's Cave which was located very near Little John's Well on the NE side of Doncaster Road (A638), 1.3 km NW of Hampole, a little west of Barnsdale, has been filled in, and the well structure is derelict. The name is first recorded in an 1838 MS Tithe Award where it appears as "Little John's Cave & Well".[1] The locality is very close to Hazel Lane Quarry, an active limestone quarry.

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  1. Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. II, p. 44. I have not found this in the 1838 tithe award for Hampole online at the Genealogist, Piece 43, sub-piece 190, image 288-90 (subscription required), but it is probably incomplete as it runs to only three pages.