Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 1, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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So called from the usual Place of Meeting, viz. a certain Pit on the Top of the Hill, on the contrary Side of the FOSSE Way, near the most westerly Corner of Bingham Lordship, called Moot-House Pit, where the Hundred Court is, or ought to be still kept, or called; though I think, they usually remove to Crophill-Butler, as the nearest Town for Shelter.