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Little John (Tibshelf)

Locality
Coordinates 53.1275, -1.3613888888889
Adm. div. Derbyshire
Vicinity Near Tibshelf
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1844
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The little field named Little John.
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The little field named Little John up close.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

According to an 1844 tithe award, a field in the township of Tibshelf was named Little John. The name is also found on a second tithe award schedule that was drawn up in 1926. In 1844 the field was owned by the Governors of the Hospital of St Thomas, its occupier being a John Tagg. It was characterized as a grass area, measuring 2 acres and 9 perches (8321.35 m2).[1] The field is somewhat smaller than the others in the immediate vicinity. Perhaps it was this circumstance that suggested the name. I do not know if the field is still known under the name 'Little John'.

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  1. Cameron, Kenneth. The Place-Names of Derbyshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXVII-XXIX) (Cambridge, 1959), pt. II, p. 315. Cameron dates the tithe award 1846, but the first tithe award schedule has the date 1844, the map being dated 1846. See Genealogist: piece 8, sub-piece 210, image 038 (first schedule); Genealogist: piece 8, sub-piece 210, sub-image 001; Genealogist: piece 8, sub-piece 210, image 080 (second schedule).