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    Place name County Entry Source
    Baytown Yorkshire given to the fishing town of Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby par., North-Riding Yorkshire. See ROBIN HOOD'S BAY. Bartholomew
    FOUNTAINS-ABBEY Yorkshire Robin Hood's well is in the neighbourhood; sculptures, commemorative of him are on a buttress of the Lady chapel; and a famous tradition respecting him says that a monk of the abbey encountered and overcame him, threw him into the Skell, and for a time held both him and a strong body of his archers at bay, but was at length Imperial
    FYLINGDALES Yorkshire Robin Hood's Bay, which has a post office under Whitby; also the hamlets of Fylingthorpe, Normanby, Ramsdale, Rowe, Parkgate Imperial
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    robin that was miraculously restored to life; and the bell is the consecrated one that was brought from Rome by St Mungo when ho visited the sacred city in his later years, and which was placed in the college buildings, and preserved in Glasgow till the Reformation, or perhaps to a later date. It was called St Mungo's Bell, and was tolled through the city to warn the inhabitants to pray for the repose of a departed soul. These tokens appear on the seals of the bishops of Glasgow in the 12th and 13th centuries, from which they were Groome
    GLOUCESTER Gloucestershire Robin Hood"-display unusual variety and ornature. The main streets of the ancient city are four, in cruciform arrangement, leading toward the cardinal points, and named Eastgate, Westgate, Northgate, and South-gate; but all, except Westgate, have been prolonged far beyond their original terminations. Numerous modern streets and lanes branch off; other streets, a handsome square, a number of villas, and the general features of a fashionable quarter, arose in the S after the discovery of a spa there in 1814; a new street from Southgate to the docks, an enlargement of the docks themselves, the formation Imperial
    HEREFORD Herefordshire bays; square cloisters, on the S side of the nave; and a central tower. The nave is 130 feet long, 74 wide, and 70 high; the choir is 96 feet long, 76 wide, and 64 high; the main transept is 150 feet long, and 64 feet high; the choirtransept is 106 feet long; the presbytery is 24 feet long; the Lady chapel is 75 feet long; the cloisters are 100 feet square; and the central tower is 1 40 feet high. The entire pile is 325 feet long. The cathedral, owing to the widely different dates of its different parts Imperial
    NESS POINT Yorkshire NESS POINT , a headland on the coast of N. R. Yorkshire; on the N side of Robin Hood's bay. Imperial
    Peak Yorkshire Peak , ry. sta., North-Riding Yorkshire, at S. end of Robin Hood's Bay, 8 miles SE. of Whitby. Bartholomew
    PEAK Yorkshire Robin Hood's bay, 7½ miles S S E of Whitby. Extensive alum works are here. The adjacentheadland is called Imperial
    Robin Hood's Bay Yorkshire Robin Hood's Bay , fishing town, Whitby par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on Robin Hood's Bay, 5½ miles 8E. of Whitby Bartholomew
    ROBIN-HOOD'S-BAY Yorkshire ROBIN-HOOD'S-BAY , a small town in Fylingdales parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on a bay of its own name Imperial
    Roslin Midlothian Robin Hood, the other Little John.' A body of them seem subsequently to have settled down in the neighbourhood, for in 1628 the privy council ordered the Gypsies to be expelled from Roslin, 'where they have a peaceable abode, as if they were lawful subjects., * Stank generally means a pool or a ditch. but in this and other places the meaning must be flat, perhaps even marshy, ground near a stream. Roslin Chapel stands to the SE of the village, on the brow of the high ground overlooking the glen of the North Esk. The eminence which it occupies Groome
    Stoup Brow Yorkshire Yorkshire, at Robin Hood Bay, 7 miles SE. of Whithy; the cliff is 893 ft. high, and commands magnificent views. Bartholomew
    Thorpe Yorkshire Thorpe , 1 mile W. of Robin Hood's Bay and 5 miles SE. of Whitby, North-Riding Yorkshire; P.O. Bartholomew
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