SE2636 : Hark to Rover. Morris Lane, Kirkstall

taken 13 years ago, near to Headingley, Leeds, Great Britain

Hark to Rover. Morris Lane, Kirkstall
Hark to Rover. Morris Lane, Kirkstall
This row of cottages, opposite Abbey Walk, has a strange name. Apparently there are several explanations for the name, one being that a child was lost in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey and the family dog barked continuously on discovering her body. There used to be a pub adjacent to the cottages with the same name "a small secluded Inn, of bad reputation, and was used as a meeting place by highwaymen and poachers. Many are the wild and desperate adventures told within its walls by the lawless characters who assembled there."
Another possible origin of the name was suggested by a visitor to Geograph, wh commented "I was told , as a local kid, that this name was a corruption of the Latin... "acqui trovere" corrupted to "akwi t' rovere" which means "here is the treasure". I believe that the dissolution officers did not find the treasures they anticipated: maybe it's around nearby"
There is a modern pub a quarter of a mile away in Spen Lane also called Hark to Rover, and the Abbey House Museum contains a pub called Hark to Rover in its re-creation of an old street.
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Wednesday, 22 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 March, 2006
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