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Robin Hood's Butts South (Otterford)

Round Barrow(s)


Robin Hood's Butts. Nearly all the recorded folklore seems to relate to the South Group (6-9a).
"On the top of each barrow was a small excavation like a bowl....This hollow was sagaciously alleged by a neighbouring farmer as a proof that the popular tradition whence these monuments have derived their name was well founded. "Robin Hood and Little John undoubtedly used to throw their quoits from one to the other......for there is the mark made by pitching the quoits!" (English Traditional Lore (Gent's Mag. Library, 1885) quoting from Vol.88(1818), ii, 306-7).
formicaant Posted by formicaant
11th February 2010ce
Edited 3rd April 2016ce

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