Robin Hood Wood (Silsden)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||3.5 km SSE of Silsden|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
Robin Hood Wood barely deserves the name of wood, consisting of just two small stands of trees 300 or 400 m NE of Holden Lane and Robin Hood's Stone about halfway between West Norton and Silsden. The first reference to this place-name that I have found so far is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1909, based on surveying done in 1906. The 1853 map indicates a few trees but includes no name for them.
- 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.
- City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Countryside & Rights of Way Services. Black Pots & Rivock Plantation (Bradford, 2010).
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 185 (1853: surveyed 1848) (indicates an unnamed stand of trees)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXXXV.NE (1909: rev. 1906)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXXXV.NE (1937: rev. 1934)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXXXV.NE (1947: rev. 1938).