Robin Hood Spring (Howden Moors, Bradfield)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||Howden Moors, Bradfield parish, c. 2.7 km due E of N end of Howden Reservoir|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
|A.k.a.||Robin Hood's Spring|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-16.
Robin Hood Spring was (or is?) the name of a well c. 400 m due south of Robin Hood Moss, on Howden Moors, Bradfield, South Yorkshire, formerly the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is located in an area of moorland overlooking, to the west, the Derwent Dams and Howden Reservoir, which form a boundary between West Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Robin Hood Spring is included on the 6" O.S. maps of the area that are available online at NLS, the first of which dates from 1855 (see Maps section below).
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 292-311
- Not included in Mitchell, W.R. The Haunts of Robin Hood (Clapham via Lancaster, 1970)
- Northern Antiquarian: Holy Wells, Healing Springs & Spas.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 287 (1855; surveyed 1850-51).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXVII.NW (1894; surveyed 1891).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXVII.NW (1903; rev. 1901).
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire IV (1924; rev. 1919-20).