Robin Hood Well (Mawdesley)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.6408, -2.7489
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity Immediately E of Blue Stone Lane and c. 50 m S of Robin Hood Inn, Mawdesley
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1847
A.k.a. Robin Hood's Well
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The site of Robin Hood Well.
The now covered well is probably located in the area between the tufts of taller grass in the foreground / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

Robin Hood Well in Mawdesley was located immediately east of Blue Stone Lane, c. 50 m south of the Robin Hood Inn.

The well was mentioned in a geological survey published in 1875.[1] Henry Taylor noted in a brief account of the well in 1899 that he was "told that a constant supply of beautiful water runs over from the top flagstone". However, some time between 1957 and 2015 it was reported "now disused and covered by a modern concrete slab. An old stone brough [read: trough] is lying nearby". Whereas Taylor "could not gather any local traditions" relating to it in 1899, in 1957 was noted a "local tradition that Robin Hood watered his horse here".[2]

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