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Robin Hood and Little John Stones

A Grade II Listed Building in Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4727 / 54°28'21"N

Longitude: -0.5859 / 0°35'9"W

OS Eastings: 491736

OS Northings: 509517

OS Grid: NZ917095

Mapcode National: GBR SJBQ.YF

Mapcode Global: WHG9Y.ZV50

Entry Name: Robin Hood and Little John Stones

Listing Date: 7 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 327620

Location: Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO22

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

Built-Up Area: Whitby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hawsker cum Stainsacre All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

HAWSKER-CUM-STAINSACRE HAWSKER LANE
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

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