Difference between revisions of "Howe Robin (Crosby Ravensworth Fell)"

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* {{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1967a}}, pt. II, p. 160; and see pt. I, pp. lxvi, lxviii for source references.
 
* {{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1967a}}, pt. II, p. 160; and see pt. I, pp. lxvi, lxviii for source references.
 
== Maps ==
 
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* [http://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=12&lat=54.5395&lon=-2.6180&layers=64&b=1&point=54.4824,-2.5957 25" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.12 (1861; surveyed ''c.'' 1858-59)] (map not available at NLS; info only)
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* 25" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.12 (1861; surveyed ''c.'' 1858-59). No copy in NLS
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/125823393#zoom=4&lat=10112&lon=14222&layers=BT 25" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.12 (1898; rev. 1897)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/125823393#zoom=4&lat=10112&lon=14222&layers=BT 25" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.12 (1898; rev. 1897)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/101104950#zoom=5&lat=5714&lon=7182&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.SE (1899; rev. 1897)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/101104950#zoom=5&lat=5714&lon=7182&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Westmorland'' XXI.SE (1899; rev. 1897)]
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== Background ==
 
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* {{:Brown, Moraig 1996a}}
 
* {{:Brown, Moraig 1996a}}

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Robin Hood's Grave.
Limestone Pavement on Crosby Ravensworth Fell / Michael Graham, 30 July 2016, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.

Howe Robin is a probably prehistoric site on Crosby Ravensworth Fell. A.H. Smith suggests in The Place-Names of Westmorland that the name may have been inspired by that of Robin Hood and points to a possible connection with Robin Hood's Grave, c. 650 m NNW of the Howe. The first element, 'Howe', a reflex of 'haugr', means 'hill'. The earliest record of the name known to Smith is an 1859 MS Ordnance Survey name book.[1] The allusion cited below, dated c. 1860, is thus not much later.

According to PastScape, the Howe, surveyed by archaeologists in 1996, is possibly neolithic, a roughly heart-shaped area of limestone pavement measuring 250 x 220 metres, in part encircled by the natural limestone escarpment. The surviving scarp is discontinuous, 0.8–1.5 metres high, topped in places by an earthen bank, 2.2 metres at its widest, and 0.3 metres high. There are traces of artifical ditches. Stone Age pottery and other implements as well as flakes have been found within and near the enclosure, but a neolithic date cannot be established with certainty.[2]Template:PnItemQry

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