Robin Hood's Penny Stone (Midgley Moor)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||On Midgley Moor|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-05.
Robin Hood's Penny Stone is a large boulder located near the centre of Midgley Moor in the Pennines less than 2 km N of Midgley. It has often been confused with Robin Hood's Penny Stone near Wainstalls which is about 3 km away. The first source I have found to mention it is a 6" O.S. map published 1852 but surveyed 1847-49. This map also has the location of the then destroyed Robin Hood's Penny Stone (at Wainstalls) indicated.
- Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 309.
- Northern Antiquarian: Robin Hood’s Penny Stone, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire.
- Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. III, pp. 129, 135.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire Sheet 215 (1852, surveyed 1847-49) (at NLS).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire Sheet CCXV.SW (1894, surveyed 1892) (at NLS).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire Sheet CCXV.SW (1908, revised 1905) (at NLS).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire Sheet CCXV.SW (1934, revised 1934) (at NLS).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire Sheet CCXV.SW (1949, revised 1948) (at NLS).
- Turisto. 'Glacial Period Composition and Distribution of Erratic Boulders', Notes & Queries, vol. CLXXXIII (1942), pp. 170-71.