Robin Hood's Meadow (Perlethorpe)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.230337, -1.007201
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity W bank of River Maun, c. 275 m N of Whitewater Lane, Perlethorpe
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant?
First Record 1841
A.k.a. Robin Hoods Meadow
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Robin Hood's Meadow (Perlethorpe).
Robin Hood's Meadow and beyond, from Robin Hood's Cave / Jonathan Thacker, 3 Oct. 2018, Creative Commons, via Geograph.
Robin Hood's Meadow indicated in gray / Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland; Creative Commons; adapted by Henrik Thiil Nielsen.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-10-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

Robin Hood's Meadow in Perlethorpe is situated immediately west of the Maun (here known as Whitewater), opposite Robin Hood's Cave. It is first recorded in 1841.

The first known record of this field name is the 1841 tithe award of Perlethorpe and Edwinstowe, in which it is listed as two contiguous plots, both belonging to 'The Earl Manvers', i.e. Charles Pierrepont, Viscount Newark (1805–50),[1] whose seat was (the preceding incarnation of) Thoresby Hall. The occupier of both plots was a William Pickin, state of cultivation was 'Meadow', the area of the two plots being 14 acres and 24 perches, respectively 9 acres and 14 perches, yielding a total area of (94038.83 m2).[2]

The stretch of River Maun running through this area is known as Whitewater. Along most of the eastern boundary of Robin Hood's Meadow it is separated from the river by a narrow belt of trees. While Robin Hood's Cave across the small river is in itself neither conspicuous nor memorable, the reddish cream limestone outcrop on whose east-facing side it is situated is a remarkable and beautiful landscape feature, so very likely the presence of the cave and rock inspired the name to the meadow.

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MS sources

  • 1841 tithe award for Perlethorpe, Edwinstowe, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 097, image 471, #137, #141 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 97, sub-image 001, #137, #141 (£).

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Notes

  1. Wikipedia: Earl Manvers; Wikipedia: Charles Pierrepont, Viscount Newark
  2. 1841 tithe award for Perlethorpe, Edwinstowe, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 097, image 471, #137, #141 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 26, sub-piece 97, sub-image 001, #137, #141 (£).


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