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Although the play of [[Anonymous - Robin Hood and the Friar|''Robin Hood and the Friar'']] (printed c. 1560) has essentially the same plot as the ballad of [[Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar]] it never mentions Fountains Abbey or refers to Robin Hood's adversary as the/a Curtal Friar. The ballad is the first known source to connect the friar with Fountains Abbey. In all probability the place-name Robin Hood's Wood arose after the abbey ruins had become connected with Robin Hood through the ballad. Robin Hood's Wood and [[Robin Hood's Well (Fountains Abbey)|Robin Hood's Well just within the wood and visible from Fountain Abbey grounds]] are not connected with the outlaw through the plot of the ballad.
 
Although the play of [[Anonymous - Robin Hood and the Friar|''Robin Hood and the Friar'']] (printed c. 1560) has essentially the same plot as the ballad of [[Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar]] it never mentions Fountains Abbey or refers to Robin Hood's adversary as the/a Curtal Friar. The ballad is the first known source to connect the friar with Fountains Abbey. In all probability the place-name Robin Hood's Wood arose after the abbey ruins had become connected with Robin Hood through the ballad. Robin Hood's Wood and [[Robin Hood's Well (Fountains Abbey)|Robin Hood's Well just within the wood and visible from Fountain Abbey grounds]] are not connected with the outlaw through the plot of the ballad.
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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* {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 310.
 
* {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, p. 310.
  
=== Sources ===
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* ''Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar (A version), in: {{:Child, Francis James 1882a}}, vol. III, p. 123.
 
* ''Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar (A version), in: {{:Child, Francis James 1882a}}, vol. III, p. 123.
 
* ''Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar (B version), in: {{:Child, Francis James 1882a}}, vol. III, pp. 124, 126.
 
* ''Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar (B version), in: {{:Child, Francis James 1882a}}, vol. III, pp. 124, 126.
 
* {{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1961a}}, pt. V, p. 192.
 
* {{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1961a}}, pt. V, p. 192.
  
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* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/102344587#zoom=7&lat=5594&lon=5940&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Yorkshire 119'' (1856; surveyed 1849-53)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/102344587#zoom=7&lat=5594&lon=5940&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Yorkshire 119'' (1856; surveyed 1849-53)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/100944440#zoom=6&lat=2908&lon=2656&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Yorkshire CXIX.SW'' (1910; surveyed 1907)]
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/view/100944440#zoom=6&lat=2908&lon=2656&layers=BT 6" O.S. map ''Yorkshire CXIX.SW'' (1910; surveyed 1907)]
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* [http://maps.nls.uk/os/25k-gb-1937-61/view/?jp2=91788847#zoom=6&lat=6486&lon=5835&layers=BT 1:25,000 O.S. Map SE26 (1952)]; has Robin Hood's Wood somewhat to the east of its position on the Google map, closer to the bend in the Skell.
 
* [http://maps.nls.uk/os/25k-gb-1937-61/view/?jp2=91788847#zoom=6&lat=6486&lon=5835&layers=BT 1:25,000 O.S. Map SE26 (1952)]; has Robin Hood's Wood somewhat to the east of its position on the Google map, closer to the bend in the Skell.
  
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Latest revision as of 10:05, 12 July 2018

Locality
Coordinates 54.108749, -1.578177
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Fountains Abbey grounds, a few meters S of the Abbot's House
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1734
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Robin Hood's Wood.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.

First mentioned in a land deed of 1734,[1] this little wood borders the grounds of Fountains Abbey, which is the home of the "Curtal Friar" and the scene of the main action of the ballad of Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar (Version A in MS of c. 1650, version B first printed 1663). This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1132 and dissolved in 1539. The ruins are a grade I listed building owned by the National Trust. Together with the gardens and adjacent deer park they form the UNESCO World Heritage site "Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey".[2]

Although the play of Robin Hood and the Friar (printed c. 1560) has essentially the same plot as the ballad of Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar it never mentions Fountains Abbey or refers to Robin Hood's adversary as the/a Curtal Friar. The ballad is the first known source to connect the friar with Fountains Abbey. In all probability the place-name Robin Hood's Wood arose after the abbey ruins had become connected with Robin Hood through the ballad. Robin Hood's Wood and Robin Hood's Well just within the wood and visible from Fountain Abbey grounds are not connected with the outlaw through the plot of the ballad.

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