Robin Hood (Brompton on Swale)
|Adm. div.||North Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||By Gatherley Road, 650 m NE of Brompton on Swale|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
There formerly was a hamlet named Robin Hood on the east side of Gatherley Road 650 m NE of Brompton on Swale. So far the earliest reference I have found is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1857, based on surveying carried out in 1854. The hamlet is indicated on all the 6" O.S. maps at NLS, the last of which was published in 1930 (see Maps section below), but is not found on modern maps. The 1857 map also shows a Robin Hood's Well, c. 180 m NNW of the hamlet, also on the east side of Gatherley Road. The latter was formerly a stretch of the Great North, and right here it was, intriguingly, called Watling Street, just like the stretch of the road passing through Barnsdale.
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 306, s.n. Robin Hood.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 39 (1857; surveyed 1854)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire XXXIX (1895; surveyed 1891)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire XXXIX (1915; surveyed 1912)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire XXXIX (1930; surveyed 1927.)