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Robin Hood and Little John Stones, Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

Description: Robin Hood and Little John Stones

Grade: II
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

Location: Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre, North Yorkshire YO22 4PU

Locality: Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 4PU

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Listing Text

NZ 90 NW 918095
(west side, off)
5/144 Robin Hood and
Little John stones
- II
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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