The village of Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire is known as Robin Hood’s Village
Legends has it that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married at St Mary’s Church in the village, and the name Edwinstowe is believed to mean the ‘Holy place of Edwin’ after King Edwin of Northumbria who died at the Battle of Hatfield in 633.
The village is also home to the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and the world famous veteran Oak tree the Major Oak. At around 1,000 years old the Major Oak is the greatest of all the veteran oaks of Sherwood Forest . It is the legendary hiding place of Robin Hood, and is the most famous tree in all of England.
Funds are currently being raised through crowdfunding to support an archaeological project in Edwinstowe village.
The first £3000 raised through the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project crowdfunding page in 2014 will be used to fund the project.
The project will look what life was like in Sherwood Forest at the time of Robin Hood.
It will also examine the development of the village over time, and is being run by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in conjunction with the Edwinstowe Local History Society.
The project will involve local people and archaeological volunteers digging test-pits in gardens and at properties throughout the village.
|Robin Hood and Maid Marian Statue in Edwinstowe Village|
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