Robin Hood Butts (Bentham)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||In township of Bentham|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
of Bentham, which includes High Bentham and Low Bentham.
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-05. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
The place-name "Robin Hood Butts" figures in an entry in the parish register of Thornton-in-Lonsdale from 1738. A.H. Smith's lists it as a field-name. I have not been able to locate this field or place on O.S. maps of the area.
- 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.
- Chippindall, W. H., ed. The Parish Register of Thornton-in-Lonsdale, 1576-1812 (Yorkshire Parish Register Society, vol. 89) (1931). Not seen, but cf. A.H. Smith.
- Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. VI, p. 241.