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placename:- Robin Hood's Mill
locality:- Stainforth
county:- North Yorkshire
swallow hole
coordinates:- SD811676
10Km square:- SD86
References Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

1Km square SD8167

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Proceeding northwards, ... After travelling within about a quarter of a mile from Little Stainforth, we come to an old door-
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[door]way in the wall on the right side of the road, and passing through that, and over a stile in another wall which runs off at right angles, and then turning to the left for about fifty yards, there are a few scattered stones lying around a sort of natural drain. This is called 'Robin Hood's Mill;' and if the ear is put to the aperture, as closely as possible, a sound as of rumbling machinery is distinctly heard.

placename:- Robin Hood's Mill
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early

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