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                     Places which carry the name Robin Hood

A variety of locations include the nick-name 'Robin Hood' or 'Little John' particularly in  North and Central England. These include place-names incorporating nouns such as Well, Wood, Cave, Grave, Bower, Butts, Howl, Hill, Bay, Close, Cross, Stoop, Green, Stride, Tower, Stone, Pot, Bridge, House, Terrace, Cottage, Spring, Moss, whetstone and the unique 'Picking Rods'.
A longbow-man illustrated in the Luterell Psalter [1325-1340]. A tonsured crossbow-man found on the same page.
Robin Hood Lane Llanbedr The only R.H. place-name known in Wales, joins the line of the Roman road from Caerwent to Caerleon.  Newport, Wales
Robin Hoods Lane,  In Harrogate In the 1700's Robin Hood's Lane, now Cold Bath Lane. [Speight, Harry. Nidderdale, 1906, p. 293.] Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Park and well Knaresborough, North of Wath North side of Nidderdale Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Wood Fountains Abbey, West Yorkshire. South bank of river Skell downstream from the Abbey. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well and Wood Fountains Abbey
West Yorkshire.
To the S.W. of the Abbey, a spring gushes out of the hillside. It is now associated with Friar Tuck's combat with, and ducking of, Robin Hood. Occurs as 'Robin Hood Wood' [see above] in 1734. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Bay East Coast of Yorkshire, otherwise known as Baytown. First recorded 1544.8 Traditionally, Robin left here to harbour at Staithes. Prior to 1544 it was known as Baytown.

 Hood Lane
East Coast of YorkshirE near Cloughton, south of Robin Hood's Bay.

Robin Hood Road
South of Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Stone and Little John's Stone.

South of Whitby near Manor House Farm, Whitby Laithes, North Yorkshire
First recorded 1540 and again in 1713. Nearby are two fields called 'Little John Field' and 'Robin Hood Field'. there are two upright stones here which are reputed to mark where L.J. and R.H. shot their sheaf of ten arrows  from the abbey ~1900 yards.
Robin Hood's Butts
3 km south of Robin Hood's Bay.
Bronze Age tumuli on Brow Moor.
Robin Hood's Stone
4 miles S.E. of Skipton.
A stone near Silsden. mentioned in an 1846 tithe award.10

Robin Hood's Park/Wood
4 miles S.W. of Ripon, Nr. Fountains Abbey.
A name applied to part of an estate.
Robin Hood's Woods
East of Healaugh near Tadcaster.
No longer extant but mentioned in 1752 and 1899 but strangely not shown on the 1849 O.S. map.
Robin Hood's Howl 1 mile west of Kirby Moorside, Between Pickering and Helmsley, in North Yorkshire. A hole or hollow on the south facing scarp of the North Yorkshire Moors  Yorkshire
Robin Hood 4 miles S.E. of Leeds An industrial town which appears on the 1841 O.S. map. The township has given it's name to surrounding quarries and collieries. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Close and Little John's Close.
Whitby, North Yorkshire..
Two adjacent fields immediately west of Whitby Laithes, recorded in 1713. At one time two monoliths stood here, one four feet high and the other two and a half. These stood at the sides of the two fields, to the north of the lane that leads from Whitby Laithes to Stainsacre. They traditionally mark the places where arrows landes which were shot by the two heroes from the top of Whitby Abbey.10
Robin Hood's Grave Kirklees Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.  Reputed site of Robin's burial 650 yards S.W. of   an earthworks which is the site of a Cistercian nunnery founded in the 1175. 'Kirkley monasterium Monialium ubi Ro : Hood nobilis ille exlex  sepultus' - Leyland's Collectanea.
Robin Hood's Cottage
Kirklees Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. 
Near to Robin Hood's Grave.

Robin Hood's Well
5 miles N.W. of Sheffield, West of M1, N.W. of Rotherham
A well found in Low Hall Wood, N.W. of Ecclesfield. It appears as 'Robin Hood's Well' in 1773. It is possibly associated with Robin Hood's Bower and Moss.
Hood Hill between Sheffield & Barnsley, South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Yorkshire
Hood Hill and Hood Grange
North of Kilburn, North yorkshire
 Hood Hill is probably named after the Norse God, Hod. Here in 1319 was named 'Castelhod', probably from the earthworks near the summit.15
Hood Wood N.E. of Cawthorne, on an old Packhorse route, South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood farm

1km north of Catterick Bridge
Alongside Dere Street
Robin Hood Tower
York city walls
The name given to the northern angle tower of the city wall between Bootham Bar and Monk Bar. first recorded in 1622. Prior to this it was called Bawing Tower [1370] and Frost Tower [1485].10

Robin Hood's Cross Three miles S.W. of Hathersage  medieval wayside cross on the moors, one mile east of Bradwell in Hazlebadge parish. The base of the cross was still extant in the 1970's. Recorded as 'Robin Crosse' in 1319. and 'The Robin Crosse' in 1640.
Robin Hood's Cave Rainworth, near Clipston, Sherwood
1700 - The first recorded Sherwood landmark.8 Local tradition has it that Robin Hood captured the Bishop of Hereford here in the Woods  of Bishopshill.
Robin Hood's Cave
Stanage, East of Hathersage.
High on the east the facing scarp of Stanage.
Robin Hood
Six miles west of Chesterfield.
A small hamlet, N.E. of Chatworth Park,  derived from an inn called "Robin Hood"

Robin Hood's Leap
A chasm on the Chatsworth estate.

Robin Hood's Chair
Hope Dale
'A rude natural rock in Hope Dale'

Robin Hood's Croft

Four miles N.W. of Hathersage.
An old sheep shelter and field under Lead Hill.
Robin Hood's Peniston Located now in a quarry on the north side of the Nettlepot - Wenmer Gill road in Lunedale. On the modern O.S. map shown as Robin Hood's Stone. The only one so far found in County Durham. County Durham
Robin's Butts Bardon Hill near Coalville. This was a farmhouse recorded in 1842 but by 1877 this had been obliterated by the great quarry on Bardon Hill. Leicestershire
Robin-A-Tiptoe Hill N.W. of Uppingham   Leicestershire
Robin Hood's Field Whitwell   Rutland
Robin Hood's Cave East of Oakham   Rutland
Robin Hood's Cross Castle Bytham   Rutland
Robin Hood's Cave
2 miles north of Ollerton, nr. Walesby, on 'Robin Hood Way' 40 km N.W. of Nottingham.
A cave near the river Maun in Walesby parish, the name is found on an O.S. map about 1825.'Robin Hood Way' is a recent name related to a tourist walking track.
Robin Hood's Close
1485 - 'Robynhode Closse' first reference to a Robin Hood Place-name in Nottingham8
Robin Hood's Hills
4 miles S.W. of Mansfield.
Recorded in 1775, A small group of hills forming a natural amphitheatre in Sherwood Forest, closely associated with a neighbouring Robin Hood's Chair and Cave [see below]
Robin Hood's Cave, Chair and Well
4 miles S.W. of Mansfield, Near Annesley.
A cave at the foot of Robin Hood's Hills [Annesley Hills] in Sherwood Forest..
Robin Hood's Pot
On Robin Hood's Hill, Near a Hillfort at Oldox

Tumulus or previously a stone cross base.
Robin Hood's Cross
Near Pleasley Mill
Robin Hood's Cross. The remains of the cross are still extant. Nottinghamshire
Robin Hood's stone
Near Newstead Abbey

Robin Hood's Stable[s]
7 miles north of Nottingham. A cave cut into rock one mile north of Papplewick Church
Papplewick is the southern gateway to Sherwood, Papplewick lies near the King's Great Way.
Robin Hood's Well
7 miles N.W. of Nottingham, Five miles west of Papplewick.
A well in High Park Wood, to the immediate north of Beauvale Priory and in Greasley parish.

Robin Hood's Acre
Mentioned in 1624-1625.
Robin Hood's Cave
Nr. Rufford Abbey and Ollerton near Wellow

A shelter

Robin Hood's Larder
Three miles west of Ollerton
A large tree in that part of Sherwood Forest called 'Birklands', where Robin Hood was alleged to have hung venison on wooden hooks. The tree was also called 'The Shambles'. This tree collapsed in the 1950's. The Major Oak lies a mile to the east, which is also associated with the legendary outlaw.
Robin Hood's Whetstone

Between Clipstone and Rufford
A boundary stone between two parishes now an eminence
Robin Hood's Seat
Between Kirkby in Ashfield and Annesley.
In the Robin Hood Hills a boulder where tradition says Robin sat waiting for wealthy travellers. Now destroyed for use in building Newstead Abbey.
Robin Hood Farm
6 miles north of Nottingham.
A farm towards the southern end of Sherwood Forest from 1826, associated with a 'Robin Hood's Bank' of 1840.
Robin Hood Hill
Four miles west of Southwell
A tumulus one mile north of the village of Oxton, probably the same as 'Robin Hood Pit' on an O.S. map of about 1825.
Robin Hood's Grave
7 miles north of Mansfield
Apparently a cave in Holbeck parish, appearing as 'Robin's Grave' about 1840.
Robin Hood's Well
North of Little Badworth
A spring which once lay within  the forest of Delamere.
Robin Hood's Stoop One and a half miles S.W. of Hathersage,
An old boundary stone, perhaps originally a medieval cross on Offerton Moor. Later alleged to be the place from which Robin Hood shot an arrow into Hathersage Churchyard over 2000 yards away.10 stoop means 'post'. Derbyshire
Robin Hood' s Meadow
2 miles north of Ollerton
A field name in the vicinity of Perlethorpe.10

Loxley [Lockesley/Locksley]  3 miles N.W of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Joseph Hunter1 said ' ...the fairest pretensions to be the Locksley of our ballads, where was born the redoubtable Robin Hood. The remains of the house in which it was pretended he was born were formerly pointed out in a small wood [Bar Wood]...' Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well Two and a half miles S.E. of Hathersage, nr. Nether Padley and Longshaw Lodge not far from Hathersage Road and Little John's well. A spring near Little John's Well, another spring which drains Totley Moss. First recorded 1809.10
Robin Hood's Well [later St. Anne's Well]
Here the supposed outlaw's chair, cap, bow, arrows and slipper were displayed for travellers, first recorded 1500 as 'Robynhode Well'.8
Hood Green Stainborough & Wentworth Castles South yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood's well Near Penhill Beacon, Melmerby Moor, Coverdale, North Yorkshire A well at the source  of a hill stream on Melmersby Moor, North Yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well
One and a half miles north of Halton Gill, north of Pen-y-ghent.
A well high in the Yorkshire Pennines.

Robin Hood's Well near Malham, Wharfedale West Yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well
one and a half miles N. of Threshfield, Wharfedale.
A well near the road from Threshfield and Kilnsey. Also recorded as 'Robin Hood's Beck'.
Robin Hood's Well
Nr. Beauvale Priory and Underwood.
A spring
Robin Hood's Well Eller Carr Moss, Littondale, upper reaches of Wharfedale, N. Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well
3 miles south of Wensley, West Witton, Wensleydale
A spring
Robin Hood's Well
2 miles west of Haworth
Recorded near Stanbury village, in the Pennines.

Robin Hood
5 miles N.W. of Wigan and N. of Appleby Bridge.
A hamlet and farm at a crossroads one mile south of Wrightington.
Robin Park
North of Wigan

Robin Hood' Cross
7 miles N.W. of Wigan, a cross near the village of Mawdesley.
Possibly associated with Robin Hood [above] less than two miles away.
Robin Hood's Well

Near Helmshore, margins of the Forest of Rossendale.9
See John Crawshaw's page
Robin Hood's Stone Allerton, Liverpool. A cup and ring stone, probably Bronze Age. Lancashire
Robin Hood's Bed
5 miles N.E. of Rochdale
The name is applied to the whole or part of the prominent Blackstone Edge in the Pennines, neolithic flints have been found here.
Robin Hood Lane Wrightington, Wigan   Lancashire
Robin Hood Lane Part of the Old Chester Road off the A 56 near Helsby, Cheshire   Cheshire
Robin Hood's Tump Alpraham. Bronze Age barrow [Tumulus]. Cheshire
Robin Hood's House
5 miles east of Burnley.
A ruined farm on the edge of Widdop Moor.

Robin Hoods Stride N. of Elton and W. of Matlock near Hermit cave and rocky outcrops.  three miles south of Bakewell.
A group of broken gritstone rocks on Hartle Moor, the distance between two of the rocks was allegedly the length of Robin Hood's  stride or step. Also known as 'Mock Beggars Hall' because of the supposed similarity of the two rocks to chimneys. Appears in an enclosure award of 1819.10
Robin Hood hamlet,  farm and plantation.
between Hassop and Chesterfield.
Hamlet below Birchen edge in Derbyshire. Above Birchen Edge at least 7 cairns, a tumulus, 2 field systems and Whibbersley Cross.
Robin Hood's Table
Six miles N.W. of Chesterfield
Two slabs of gritstone forming a low platform in the upper Bar Brook valley among the moors north of Chatsworth. They lie close to a spring and according to Mitchell11 were used by a Duke of Rutland who held shooting parties there in the 1860's.
Robin Hood's Tower A tower  projecting from the curtain wall of Richmond Castle, built 1075, North Yorkshire. The name may only have been given after the 1400's.  Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well Near Skelbrooke, South Yorkshire
Near the former hamlet of Robin Hood's Well and Burghwallis, Barnsdale. Possibly the origin for naming all other wells by this name. The well ,was a clear spring probably utilised by the Romans who had an auxilliary fortlet here for whom it is likelt to have been a sacred spring. The present site of the monument on a lay-by of the A1 was moved when the Great North Road was deviated slightly to the east of the course of the original Roman road. Taylor and Dobson conflated this with 'Robin Hood's Stone' which lay to the north on Sleep Hill Fields. South Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Stone.
Sleep Hill Fields, near Barnsdale Bar.
First mentioned in a document of 1422 from the priory of Magdalena De Lund
[Monk Bretton], South Yorkshire. Sometimes confused with Robin hood's Well, a little further south east.

Robin Lane
Between Hemsworth and South Hiendley

South Yorkshre.
Robin Hood's Stream

Highfields Woods/Park  or Hanging Woods
Springs from near Roman Rigg running into Pickburn and Langthwaite Dyke, Adwick-Le-Street, South Barnsdale, South Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire
Robin Hood Bridge  Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield the railway bridge next to Outwood Grange School Yorkshire
Robin Hood House (sometimes Robin Hood Farm)  Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield On the site of the Thompson Drive estate Yorkshire
Robin Hood Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield Triangular area bounded by Bradford/Wakefield road, railway and Potovens Lane Yorkshire
Robin Hood Well Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield At Robin Hood House  Yorkshire
Robin Hood(s) Hill Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield A hill west of Outwood village, 1657. Dobson and Taylor equate this with  'Robinhoodstreteclose' in a W.C.R. of 1650 and called 'Robbin Hood Hill' in 1657. the hill of Potovens Lane. Potovens is now called Wrenthorpe.  Potovens Lane is now called Robin Hood Lane. The later Robin hood Railway Bridge is named after the crossing with the lane. Robin Hood House is nearby. Yorkshire
Robinhood Strete Close
2 miles north of Wakefield, south of Newton.
First recorded 1650, may equate to Robin Hood Hill near Wrenthorpe.

Robin Hood Terrace Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield a row of early twentieth century houses in Potovens Lane Yorkshire
Robin Hood Cottage Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield A cottage in Potovens Lane close to the junction of Thompson Drive Yorkshire
Robin Hood Row.  Near Wrenthorpe, North of Wakefield terraced houses opposite the Wheel Public House. A name
plaque and date stone with the year 1868 was removed when the house on the far left of the
terrace had replacement windows fitted in 1983.
Robin Hoods Well Barwood, near Loxley, South Yorkshire "A well of fine clear water rising near the bed of the river"1. Yorkshire
"Robin Hood and Little John" Loxley, South Yorkshire. Public House noted by Hunter in Hallamshire1. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Spring Loxley, South Yorkshire. Two to 3 miles N.W. of the hamlet of Loxley1. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Moss and Bower. 4 miles north of Sheffield near Loxley, South Yorkshire. A large part of the moorland1 overlooking the Derwent Dams in the High Peak. The exact site seems to be lost. Also Robin Hood's Bower in Ecclesfield.
It appears in 1637 as 'Robin Hood's Bower, Bower Wood'.10
Robin Hood's Penny Stone 5 miles N.W. of Halifax, Wainstalls, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire. A large boulder, loggan or rocking-stone described by Watson3,which is said to be the site of a meeting place for Robin Hood. 
This may have been a plague stone - where those inflicted with the plague
placed money - soaked in vinegar to disinfect the coins - in exchange for food left by those yet unaffected by the disease 
Robin Hood's Penny Stone
2 miles west of Halifax.
A stone possibly located near grid reference 058248.10

Robin Hood  1 mile  north of Catterick Bridge on the Roman road "Saxty Way". A hamlet in North Yorkshire Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Butts 
2 miles south of Robin Hood's Bay.
three tumuli about 1 mile from the sea and 775 feet above sea-level., south of the beacon at Stoupe Brow. They may have derived their name from Robin Hood's Bay.10
Robin Hood's Butts  On Danby Low Moor 3 km north of Danby, North Yorkshire. Probably three tumuli, which could have been later used as archery butts. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Butts 
6 miles west of Barnard Castle.
Mounds of this name are found in the parish of Romaldkirk.

Robin Hood's Hill & house
One and a half miles south of Huddersfield on the S.W. slope of Castle Hill near Almondbury, West Yorkshire
A hill and house at Berry Brow near Almondbury. Te local railway tunnel is named 'Robin Hood Tunnel'.
Robin Hood's Butts 
Off the 'Port Way' , Long Mynd, Church Stretton.
A group of Tumuli on the edge of Long Mynd.
Robin Hood's Walk  Boston - The narrow winding lane, which was formerly the bed of the Scirebeck, and still is the boundary between Boston and Skirbeck, is first mentioned in
the Corporation Records as Robin Hood's Walk, in 1640.* We do not know the origin of this name. [The History of the Antiquities of Boston, p. 466.]

* still so called with Marian Road, Friar Way, Greenwood Drive, Sheriff Way, Sherwood Avenue, Forest Dale and a sinuous northern extension of Robin Hood's Walk now off Sheriff Way.
In a map of the parish of Skirbeck, dated 1725, the boundary between it and Boston is exactly as we suppose it to have been when the separation between the two was first made, particularly as relates to the Scirebeck. - 
In this map we find the following names given
to parts of the parish :—the lane leading from Maud Foster drain to High Hills and the northern extremity of Robin Hood's Walk, is called Felon's Gate : a piece of open ground near the present Bargate Bridge is called Watch-house Hill ; and the bridge, which formerly crossed the Scirebeck in Bargate, is named Pedder's Bridge.
Robin Hood's Cottage Near Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire.
In Kirklees Park. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Butts  Near Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire Butts or raised earthen mounds were often raised for archery practice. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Butts 

Near a Roman signal station  north of Hadrian's Wall on the line of a Roman road from Birdoswald to Bewcastle.
Also called 'The Butt'
The Robin Hood and Little John Inn Hatfield Woodhouse, South Yorkshire. An inn of the 1500's, local tradition says there is an historic link with R.H.5 Yorkshire
Robin Hood Near Shap Abbey, Westmorland.
Robin Hood's Picking Rods
Two and a half miles South west of Glossop, between Chesworth and Rowarth
Two stone pillars in a stone socket on Ludworth Moor.Probably a boundary marker. Found on the 1842 O.S. map.
Robin Hood's Well Melmedy Moor, Wensleydale, Yorkshire. Near Middleham Castle & Templar Chapel. Yorkshire
Robin Hood's Well7 Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A spring issues from a Carboniferous limestone boundary with the overlying grit. A Holy well was marked with a cross in medieval times. The name is from Robin Goodfellow a Cetic sprite, later becoming Robin Hood when the ballads became popular. Sometimes known as Fox's Well. George Fox drank here, saw God on Pendle Hill and founded the Quaker movement6. Lancashire
Robin Hood
On the Left bank of the river Thames, near Reading.
Found adjacent to a place named 'Little John'.
Robin Hood's Arbour/

A square prehistoric earthwork, called Robin Hood's Bower in the late 1600's.
1556 - First recorded by a churchwarden of Abingdon and mentions the establishment of a bower.
Robin Hood's  Walk
First recorded in 1550's, one hundred and fifty years before any in Sherwood.
Robin Hood's Buttes
Two miles S.E. of Brampton.
First recorded in 1598 two years before any site in  Sherwood.
Cumberland. [Phillips and Keatman refer to this as being in Scotland, which in early medieval times it was, p. 45]8
Robin Hood's Chair
Ennerdale Water.


Robin Hood Field
Five miles S.W. of Runcorn
Field name in the parish of Helsby
Robinhood End

Two miles N.E. of Finchingfield.
A small hamlet in the parish of Finchingfield, appears in an unpublished deed as "Robyne Hoods End" as early as 1699.10
Robinhood End Farm
Two and a half miles N.E. of Finchingfield.
Half a mile north of Robinhood End, in the parish of Stambourne. On a map of Essex, 1777.10
Robins Wood Hill
One mile S.E. of Gloucester
A prominent hill with beacon in the parish of Matson and overlooking Gloucester. Also known as 'Matson Hill'. 1624 appears as 'Robinhoodes Hill'.
It may have been named after a local family of 'Robins'.10
Robin Hood's Barrow
A tumulus in Talbot Woods to the north of Meyrick Park.
Robin Hood House
Three miles north of Berkhampstead
Formerly the village inn, the 'Robin Hood' of Little Gaddesden
Robin Hood's Butts
Three miles east of Weobley
Two round topped natural hills.
The Robin Hood or Robin Hood & Little John
An inn on the edge of Buckmore Park, not far from the Rochester-Maidstone road.

Sherwood, Robin Wood and Robingate Pembury  One continuous area of woodland Kent
Hostel robin Hod
London A.D. 1294
An Inn seemingly named after a London. councillor, Robert Hod. Robert's daughter may have been Katherine Robyn Hod recorded in 1325.
Robin Hood Lane
London E14
A street name in poplar recorded in 1703.
Robin Hood Yard
London EC1
A small lane off Leather Lane, immediately N. of Holborn. This is a mere 200 yards from Shoe Lane.
Robin Hood Court
Cordwainer Ward
A lost Robin Hood name, a court running west out of Bow Lane destroyed during the construction of Queen Victoria Street. It was recrded in 1677 and by 1746 was known as 'Robin Wood's Court'.
Robin Hood Court
Cripplegate Ward without.
A lost Robin Hood name, one of two small courts running west out of Milton Street in 1677, the name changed to 'Haberdasher's Square' in 1720.
Robin Hood Court
Cheap Ward and Cripplegate ward within.
A lost Robin Hood name, a court running east out of Milk Street, first known by this name in 1810, earlier known as 'Robinson's Court [1677] and 'Robinhood Alley [1720-1799].10
Robin Hood Court
Farringdon Ward within.
A lost Robin Hood name, a court running west out of Shoe Lane, first recorded in 1677, by 1746 it was known as 'Robin-Wood's Court'.10 Shoe Lane was the London residence of Henry De Laci, 3rd earl of Lincoln. Henry provided the nearby Lincoln's Inn Court with its name. It was Henry who was Lord of Pontefract when Robert III Butler was operating as a robber cut-throat in the Barnsdale area in the late 1200's
see: Robert III Butler of Skelbrooke

Robin Hood Court
Queenhithe Ward
Alost Robin Hood name, a court running out of Thames Street, recorded from 1677 to 1799, later destroyed to construct Trig Wharf.
Robin Friend
1 mile north of Sheringham
Flat rocks off the Norfolk coast which appear to have been associated with the Robin Hood legend.
Robin Hood and Little John
3 miles west of Peterborough
The names of two stones in Castor Field near Gunwade Ferry, now covered with thorn bushes.
Robin Hood's Stone Near Gunwade Ferry, S.E. of Stamford   Northamptonshire
Robin Hood's Bog
1 mile east of Chillingham.
A bog or marsh situated in the woods on the N.E. edge of Chillingham Park.
Robin Hood's Rock
three and a half miles N. of Dunstanburgh
A small rock formed from a basalt sill 500 yards off the Northumberland Coast, usually called 'Robin Wood's Rock'.
Robin Hood's Butts
7 miles south of Taunton.
Three long barrows near Otterford, and close to the Chard and Wellington road.
Robin Hood's Butts
3 miles north of Godalming
Two hills now known as Budburrow and Rowbury Hills, to the N.E. of the village of Compton. They were called 'Robin Hood's Butts' by Aubrey in 1673.
Richmond Park :
  i] Robinhood Walk 1548
 ii} Robinhood Gate 1785
iii] Robinhood Farm 1785
iv] Robin Hood
 v] Robin Hood Way

Richmond Park  is associated with the Robin Hood legend from the time of Henry VIII when he patronised the outlaws role in the May games here in the early 1500's
Robin Hoods Farm
10 miles south of Birmingham. A farm near Tanworth.
So named in 1830 O.S. map.
3 miles S.E. of Stratford-on-Avon.
Said to be the birth-place of Robin Hood by J.R. Planche.13 Where Planche elaborated upon Stukeley's fictitious attempt to make Robin Hood a descendant of the FitzOoths, and associated R.H. with Robert FitzOdo, lord of Loxley manor in the late 1100's.14
Robin Hood
A hill, 6 miles S.W. of Shap and south of Shap Fell
A hill near Shap Abbey. It appears in the 1865 O.S. map and as 'Robin Hood's Wood' on the 1859 O.S. map.
Robin Hood's Grave
On a windswept moorland - two and a half miles south of Crosby Ravensworth Fell, one mile North of Orton.
This is a cairn and appears on the 1859 O.S. map. It may be related to 'Howe Robin' half a mile away.10
Robin Hood Island
3 miles S.W. of Kendal
Appears in a rental of 1836.10
Robin Hood's Wood
3 miles S.W. of Kendal.
Appears on the 1857 O.S. map.10
Robin Hood Ball
12 miles south of Marlborough
A Neolithic tumulus at Netheravon, possibly used as a boundary mark. Occurs as 'Robin Wood Ball' in a publication of 1773.10
Robin Hood's Bower
2 miles south of Warminster.
A circular earthwork in Southleigh Wood just south of Warminster.10

The significant point to make here is that almost all of the early sites are in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, not Nottinghamshire. The earliest recorded Robin Hood place-name in the shire of Nottingham is in the year 1485.

Places which carry the name Little John


Little John's Haven
4 km. N. of Inverbervie.
A small sandy  bay on a rocky coastline.
Aberdeenshire, formerley in Kincardinshire, Scotland.
Little John's Well
Nr. Nether Padley and Robin Hood's Well.
A spring draining Totley Moss.
Little John's Well
Nr. Hampole, Barnsdale.
A spring at the base of the west facing Magnesian limestone scarp.
In 1838 it is described as 'LittleJohn's Cave and Well' and 'Little John's Well on the 1840 O.S. map. It is incised with Little John's name.
Little John's Farm
One mile N.W. of Reading, between the railway line and the river Thames.
Found adjacent to a place named 'Robin Hood'.
Little John
near Longthorpe, Nene Valley, In the city of Peterborough.

Little John
6 miles N.W. of Leicester, Nr. Bradgate Park, Groby.
A granite eminence in the southern part of Charnwood Forest.
Little John's Stone or St. John's Stone 
'near the Abbey Leicester, stands an upright ponderous forest stone which goes by the name of Little John's Stone, but for what reason, none can tell.'.12
It was a Neolithic megalith, destroyed.

Image from 183416


Little John's Grave
In the parish churchyard. First mentioned in 1680 [Elias Ashmole].8
Little John's Grave
Thorpe Salvin churchyard, South Yorkshire.
This is another claim for his grave.

A rarity, Because (Friar) Tuck is not often mentioned in the landscape is one from Eastwick, hertfordshire named 'Tuck's Spring' located in a small wood just north of Eastwick Hall Farm and near Cockrobin Lane. The area was considerably disturbed during WWII when gun emplacements were built here to protect the airfield.









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  1.  Hunter, Joseph, Hallamshire. London, 1819.
  2. Wrenthorpe, Web Pages -Edward Green  Thankyou to Dave Hunter of Outwood.
  3. Watson, John  [1724-1783] Historian and antiquary. Born in Prestbury, Cheshire, he attended Brasenose College, Oxford, and became curate at Halifax1750-4, and incumbent at  Ripponden 1754-66. In 1759, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London.  He published several  pamphlets and books, including his History and Antiquities of The Parish of Halifax in Yorkshire in 1775, and Memoirs of the Earls of Warren and Surrey in 1776
  4. Ordnance Survey maps.
  5. e-mail comm. from Charles Baker
  6. e-mail comm. from Peter Evans
  7. John Crawshaw and the Well at Holcombe Moor -a suggestion why there are so many wells named after Robin Hood.
  8. Phillips G. & Keatman M. Robin Hood: The Man Behind the Myth. Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. 1995.
  9. e-mail from David Hinde
10. R.B. Dobson & J. Taylor. Rhymes of Robyn Hood. An Introduction to the English Outlaw.University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976
11. Mitchell, W.R. The Haunts of Robin Hood, Clapham, Yorkshire, 1970.p69.
12. Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire, ed. J. Throsby, 1797, II, 170.
13. Planche, J.R. A Ramble with Robin Hood. Assoc. Archit. Soc. Reports, VII, 1864, pp.157-174.
14. Victoria County History, Warwickshire, III, p.130.
15. Yorkshire Feet of Fines, 1327-1347.                                                                                                                                                                                                             16. Nichols, John. The History and Antiquities of the county of Leicester. (1745-1826).

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