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1831 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England (14)

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Date 1831
Author Lewis, Samuel
Title A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions
Mentions Robin Hood's Cave (Whitwell)
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The site of Robin Hood's Cave, now at the bottom of the Rutland Water reservoir.
Robin Hood's Cave indicated on 6" O.S. map Rutland IX.NE (18895; surveyed 1884) / National Library of Scotland.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-06-16.

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 WHITWELL, a parish in the hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 4½ miles (E.) from Oakham, containing 112 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Northampton, and diocese of Peterborough, rated in the king’s books at £5, and in the patronage of Sir G. Noel Noel, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A small mound in the neighbourhood, bearing the name of Robin Hood’s Cave, is supposed to have been a retreat of that celebrated outlaw.[1]

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Capitals and small caps as in printed source.

IRHB comments

This is the earliest mention of Robin Hood's Cave in Whitwell, Rutland, found so far

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  1. Lewis, Samuel, compil. A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions (London, 1831), vol. IV, p. 463, s.n. Whitwell [3].