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Robin Hoods Well

Hob Uid: 1091884
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Grid Ref : SE2767868295
Summary : Well cover or well house situated to the east of Fountains Abbey (Monument HOB UID 51860) this structure covers a spring, reusing stone from Fountains Abbey. The structure comprises a round chamfered arch approximately 2 metres high under a hood-mould with spiral stops, and short flanking walls protecting the spring in a rock-cut recess. It is built of coursed squared gritstone and was built for Elizabeth Sophia Lawrence, Elizabeth Allenson's niece and grand daughter of William Aislabie; she owned Studley Royal from 1808 to 1845. Recent research has revealed that the construction of the structure was suggested to Elizabeth Lawrence by Sir Walter Scott.
More information : Cover to spring, probably built during the late 18th or early 19th century reusing stone from Fountains Abbey. The structure is built of coursed squared gritstone and comprises a round chamfered arch approximately 2 metres high under a hood-mould with spiral stops, and short flanking walls protecting a spring in a rock-cut recess. The spring was used as a place of refreshment by visitors from Studley Royal House. (1)

Wellhouse (National Trust number 30143) situated to the east of Fountains Abbey (Monument HOB UID 51860. It was built for Elizabeth Sophia Lawrence, Elizabeth Allenson's niece and grand daughter of William Aislabie, who owned Studley Royal from 1808 to 1845. Recent research has revealed that the construction of the structure was suggested to Elizabeth Lawrence, by Sir Walter Scott. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Borough of Harrogate, 11-JUN-1986
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Source Number : 2
Source : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate: an Archaeological Survey. The National Trust
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Page(s) : 20, 376-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed between 1808 and 1845
Monument End Date : 1845
Monument Start Date : 1808
Monument Type : Well Cover
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26930
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 331042
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External Cross Reference Source : National Trust Project Reference Number
External Cross Reference Number : 30143
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 26 NE 52
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