ROBIN HOOD'S WELL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1149812

Date first listed: 11-Jun-1986

Statutory Address: ROBIN HOOD'S WELL, FOUNTAINS LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ROBIN HOOD'S WELL, FOUNTAINS LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate (District Authority)

Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

National Grid Reference: SE 27679 68295

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SE 2768 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY FOUNTAINS LANE ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)

9/40 Robin Hood's Well

GV II

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 331042

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hope, WH, Fountains Abbey Yorkshire, (1900), 1
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 32 North Yorkshire,

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