Description: Robin Hood and Little John Stones
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 327620
OS Grid Reference: NZ9173609517
OS Grid Coordinates: 491736, 509517
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4727, -0.5859
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HAWSKER-CUM-STAINSACRE HAWSKER LANE
NZ 90 NW 918095
(west side, off)
5/144 Robin Hood and
Little John stones
Two field boundary stones. Probably C19, replacing earlier stones.
Roughly tooled gritstone. Stones, approximately 0.6 metre high, consisting
of cylindrical columns with circular flat caps. Cap rims inscribed: ROBIN
HOOD CLOSE and LITTLE JOHN CLOSE respectively. The field names thus
designated are said to derive from a legendary archery contest between
Robin Hood and Little John. However, it is also thought that the name
Robin Hood is a corruption of the hobgoblin, Robin Goodfellow. Included
for historical interest. S.White, Standing Stones and Earthworks on the
North York Moors, 1987; p.45.
Listing NGR: NZ9173609517
Source: English Heritage
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