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Latitude: 54.1098 / 54°6'35"N
Longitude: -1.5781 / 1°34'41"W
OS Eastings: 427679
OS Northings: 468295
OS Grid: SE276682
Mapcode National: GBR KNFX.4H
Mapcode Global: WHC7T.QYQQ
Entry Name: Robin Hood's Well
Listing Date: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1149812
English Heritage Legacy ID: 331042
Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 2768 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY FOUNTAINS LANE
ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)
9/40 Robin Hood's Well
Cover to spring. Probably late C18 or early C19 reusing stone from
Fountains Abbey. Coursed squared gritstone. Round chamfered arch
approximately 2 metres high under hood-mould with spiral stops, and short
flanking walls protect a spring in a rock-cut recess. The water ran over a
solid stone sill and into a grooved slab with a drain outlet. The water
level is now below the sill. The stonework is similar to that in the C12
doorways of the abbey, but W H St John Hope did not show the well in his
plan of the Abbey precinct (1900). The well is close to the probable
position of a folly built by William Aislabie at the eastern limit of the
abbey buildings after his purchase of them in 1768 (W T C Walker, personal
communication). It is probable that the covering was built from medieval
stones, the carved stops added, and the spring used as a place of
refreshment by visitors from Studley Royal House. The association with
Robin Hood is probably a C19 romance. W H St John Hope, Fountains Abbey,
Yorkshire, 1900, pl.
Listing NGR: SE2767968295
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