Robin Hood's Well (Colwell)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 55.068966, -2.07361
Adm. div. Northumberland
Vicinity 550 m SSE of Colwell, on the east side of B6342
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant?
First Record 1866
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Robin Hood's Well is located a few meters east of the B6342. half a kilometer SSE of Colwell.
Robin Hood's Well is probably located in the area with the tall grass. If not, it must be in the immediate vicinity, assuming it has not run dry / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-08. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-05.

Very little information is available on Robin Hood's Well, located on the east side of the B6342 about 0.5 km SSE of Colwell, Northumberland. It is included in a list of sites in the vicinity of Swinburn Castle and briefly mentioned on a page with historical information for tourists. That is all. The first reference I have found to it is a 6" OS map of the area published in 1866, based on surveying done in 1862. The well is also indicated and labelled on subsequent versions of the map until at least 1952 (see Maps section below).



Brief mention

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