Robin Hood’s Well

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Sherwood Forest in 1609 A  Crown survey by Richard Bankes, Thoroton Society Record Series, Vol. XL, Stephanos Mastoris & Sue Groves, Nottingham, 1997. A portion of the main survey map (PRO, MR 1142), showing the site later known as St Ann’s Well, the place-name is now disused. Situated at the foot of a hill two miles N. E. of Nottingham, this well was to become one of the most famous of all places associated with the Robin Hood legend; it was visited by many seventeenth and eighteenth century travellers, who were shown the outlaw’s supposed chair, bow, arrows, cap and slipper.