Robin Hood's Well (Askerton)
|Vicinity||c. 3 km NE of Askerton and c. 1.4 km NW of Spadeadam|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-08-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-05.
Robin Hood's Well is indicated on a 6" O.S. map of the Askerton–Bewcastle area published in 1868, based on surveying done in 1863. It is included on later revisions of the map at least until 1952 (see Maps section below). A writer in 2016 noted that a locality in the vicinity named the Butt is "[a]lso known as 'Robin Hood's Butt' (a possible reference to Robin Hood's Well nearby)", a phrasing which seems to suggest that the name 'Robin Hood's Well' is in current use. Apparently the well is still active.
- 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.
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland VIII (1868; surveyed 1863)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland VIII.SE (1901; rev. 1899)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland VIII.SE (1901; rev. 1899) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland VIII.SE (1952; rev. 1946).
- Collingwood, J.G., compil. 'An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Cumberland', Transactions of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Second Series, vol. 23 (1923), pp. 206-76, see p. 211.
- Geograph: The Butt near Gillalees Beacon (by Andrew Curtis)
- Godwin, Jeremy. '"Robin Hood", near Langwathby', Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Series 2, vol. 96 (1996), p. 236
- Haverfield, F. 'Report of the Cumberland Excavation Committee for 1900', Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Series 2, vol. 1 (1901), pp. 75-92, see p. 82 n. *.