Robin Hood's Well (Halton Gill)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||c. 2 km NNW of Halton Gill|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
Robin Hood's Well (Halton Gill), located high on the Pennines, is noted without any source reference in the English Place-Name Society's volume on the West Riding of Yorkshire. The earliest occurrence of the name I have found is on a 6" O.S. map published in 1851.
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 310.
- Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), vol. VI (1961), p. 123.