Robin Hood's Stone (Ryhall)
|Vicinity||In Ryhall, perhaps in or near Belmesthorpe|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-11.
'Robin Hood's Stone' is listed as a field-name in the English Place-Name Society's volume on Rutland, which refers to unspecified maps dated 1780 and 1801. A search in Rutland tithe awards has not yielded any results. According to an article in a local newspaper (2015) , Robin Hood's Stone "was to be found at Belmesthorpe at one time". Belmesthorpe is in Ryhall township, only about 600 m south of Ryhall itself. However, as the writer cites no source for his rather imprecise statement, let us stick with Ryhall, a slightly less specific but more certain localization. In lieu of the actual coordinates of the stone I use those for Ryhall in the infobox and on the Google map.
- 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.
- Cox, Barrie. The Place-Names of Rutland (English Place-Name Society, vols. LXVII/LXVIII/LXIX) ([s.l.], 1994), pp. 164, 431; p. lxxii for sources
- Waites, Bryan. 'Was national legend Robin Hood the outlaw of the Forest of Rutland?, Rutland Times, published 21 January 2015.