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[[File:Robin hoods chair kirkby in ashfield.jpg|thumb|right|500px|Robin Hood's Chair / [http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NTGM021731&pos=1&action=zoom&id=126269 S. Clements]).]]
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<p id="byline">By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-10-04. Revised by {{#realname:{{REVISIONUSER}}}}, {{REVISIONYEAR}}-{{REVISIONMONTH}}-{{REVISIONDAY2}}. Photos and information kindly provided by Rich.</p>
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Robin Hood's Chair is a rock located about 100 m due south of [[Robin Hood's Hills (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood's Hills]] in Kirkby Forest, not quite 3 km SSE of Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, an area that was once part of Sherrwood Forest. About 640 m SW of these two localities is [[Robin Hood's Cave (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood's Cave]]. Some 1.25 km SSW of them, just east of Annesley,  was the [[Robin Hood (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood]] public house. Robin Hood's Chair, it would seem, was rediscovered on 22 April 1917 by a Mr J.H. Pointon of Hucknall.<ref>[http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NTGM021731&pos=1&action=zoom&id=126269 Picture the Past.]</ref> The name "Robin Hood's Chair" is first recorded on John Chapman's map of Nottinghamshire, surveyed 1774 and published 1776.<ref>{{:Chapman, John 1776a}}; not seen, but cf. {{:Gover, John Eric Bruce 1940a}}, p. 122. {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 302, ''s.n.'' 'Robin Hood's Hills', incorrectly refer to "Chapman and André's 1775 ''Map of Nottinghamshire''" (their italics).</ref>
Robin Hood's Chair is a rock located about 100 m due south of [[Robin Hood's Hills (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood's Hills]] in Kirkby Forest, not quite 3 km SSE of Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, an area that was once part of Sherrwood Forest. About 640 m SW of these two localities is [[Robin Hood's Cave (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood's Cave]]. Some 1.25 km SSW of them, just east of Annesley,  was the [[Robin Hood (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood]] public house. Robin Hood's Chair, it would seem, was rediscovered on 22 April 1917 by a Mr J.H. Pointon of Hucknall.<ref>[http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NTGM021731&pos=1&action=zoom&id=126269 Picture the Past].</ref>
 
  
The name "Robin Hood's Chair" is first recorded on John Chapman's map of Nottinghamshire, surveyed 1774 and published 1776.<ref>{{:Chapman, John 1776a}}; not seen, but cf. {{:Gover, John Eric Bruce 1940a}}, p. 122. {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 302, ''s.n.'' 'Robin Hood's Hills', incorrectly refer to "Chapman and André's 1775 ''Map of Nottinghamshire''" (their italics).</ref>{{PnItemQry}}
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Thanks to IRHB user Rich we now have fresh photos of the site. He was only able to pay a short visit to the site: 'I also had a wander down to Robin Hood's Chair, and took a couple of photos there too. I couldn't see anything that matched with the sketch on your site [...]'. He notes that the photo in portrait (upright) format 'shows the little prominence which leads out to where Robin Hood's Chair is marked on the OS map, overlooking the golf course'. The second photo in the gallery below 'shows the most obvious rock outcrop on the prominence, which was at the top and had a good view of the surrounding land. I only got a short time to look around but I couldn't see anything that resembled the picture on your website [see last photo in the gallery], so maybe I missed the actual area'. However, I've had a look back at some old photos from when I first visited the area and if you zoom into the eighth photo [shown first in the gallery below] at the bottom of the outcrop can make out a shape which looks a little like the shape in the picture on your site'.
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You will find more of Rich's excellent photos on the pages dealing with [[Robin Hood's Hills (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Robin Hood's Hills]] and [[Robin Hood's Cave (Kirkby in Ashfield)|Cave]] in Annesley (Kirkby in Ashfield).
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== Gazetteers ==
 
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* {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 302, ''s.n.'' 'Robin Hood's Hills'
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* {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 302, ''s.n.'' 'Robin Hood's Hills'.
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== Sources ==
 
* {{:Gover, John Eric Bruce 1940a}}, pp. 122, 294.
 
* {{:Gover, John Eric Bruce 1940a}}, pp. 122, 294.
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* {{:Gover, John Eric Bruce 1940a}}, p. 122.
 
 
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* {{:Chapman, John 1776a}}. Not seen, but cf. J.E.B. Gover, cited under Sources above
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* {{:Chapman, John 1776a}}. Not seen, but cf. J. E. B. Gover, cited under Sources above
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.0868&lon=-1.2299&layers=168&b=5 25" O.S. map ''Nottinghamshire'' XXVII.16 (1900; rev. 1898)] (georeferenced)
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.0868&lon=-1.2299&layers=168&b=5 25" O.S. map ''Nottinghamshire'' XXVII.16 (1900; rev. 1898)] (georeferenced)
 
* [https://maps.nls.uk/view/115390820#zoom=4&lat=5027&lon=2629&layers=BT 25" O.S. map ''Nottinghamshire'' XXVII.16 (1878; surveyed 1877-78)]
 
* [https://maps.nls.uk/view/115390820#zoom=4&lat=5027&lon=2629&layers=BT 25" O.S. map ''Nottinghamshire'' XXVII.16 (1878; surveyed 1877-78)]
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Latest revision as of 14:11, 19 May 2020

Locality
Coordinate 53.0865, -1.2304
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity 2.9 km SSE of Kirkby in Ashfield
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant?
First Record 1774
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Robin Hood's Chair.
The white area at the bottom of the outcrop is probably Robin Hood's Chair / Photo courtesy Rich.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-10-04. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-19. Photos and information kindly provided by Rich.

Robin Hood's Chair is a rock located about 100 m due south of Robin Hood's Hills in Kirkby Forest, not quite 3 km SSE of Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, an area that was once part of Sherrwood Forest. About 640 m SW of these two localities is Robin Hood's Cave. Some 1.25 km SSW of them, just east of Annesley, was the Robin Hood public house. Robin Hood's Chair, it would seem, was rediscovered on 22 April 1917 by a Mr J.H. Pointon of Hucknall.[1] The name "Robin Hood's Chair" is first recorded on John Chapman's map of Nottinghamshire, surveyed 1774 and published 1776.[2]

Thanks to IRHB user Rich we now have fresh photos of the site. He was only able to pay a short visit to the site: 'I also had a wander down to Robin Hood's Chair, and took a couple of photos there too. I couldn't see anything that matched with the sketch on your site [...]'. He notes that the photo in portrait (upright) format 'shows the little prominence which leads out to where Robin Hood's Chair is marked on the OS map, overlooking the golf course'. The second photo in the gallery below 'shows the most obvious rock outcrop on the prominence, which was at the top and had a good view of the surrounding land. I only got a short time to look around but I couldn't see anything that resembled the picture on your website [see last photo in the gallery], so maybe I missed the actual area'. However, I've had a look back at some old photos from when I first visited the area and if you zoom into the eighth photo [shown first in the gallery below] at the bottom of the outcrop can make out a shape which looks a little like the shape in the picture on your site'.

You will find more of Rich's excellent photos on the pages dealing with Robin Hood's Hills and Cave in Annesley (Kirkby in Ashfield).

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