Robin Hood's Butts (Cuddington)
|Vicinity||Somewhere in vicinity of Cuddington|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-05.
According to the third English Place-Name Society volume on Cheshire. "Robin Hoods Butts" occurs as a field name in a tithe award dated 1839. Being a field name, it possibly refers to a strip of arable land.However, where the locality in question can be identified, the name "Robin Hood's Butts" usually refers to ancient mounds, which thus may well also turn out to be the type of locality concerned here. It is hoped that further research in the tithe awards will reveal the location and nature of this locality. Pending this, the coordinates used in the Google map and the infobox are those of Cuddington, the township in which Robin Hood's Butts were located.
- 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.
- Field, John; compil. English Field Names: a Dictionary (Newton Abbot, ©1972), p. 183, s.n. 'Robin Hood Bank'.
- Dodgson, John McN.; Rumble, Alexander R. The Place-Names of Cheshire, pts. I-V (English Place-Name Society, vols. XLIV-XLVIII, LIV, LXXIV) (Cambridge, 1970-72; [s.l.], 1981; Nottingham, 1997), vol. III, p.200.