Athelstane Crescent (Kirk Sandall)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.5551, -1.066027
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Side street on N side of Church Balk
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record
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Athelstane Crescent, Kirk Sandall.
Athelstane Crescent, Kirk Sandall / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

Athelstane Crescent is one of a cluster of eleven, mainly residential, streets with Robin Hood/Ivanhoe-themed names in Kirk Sandall. The houses on Athelstane Crescent look fairly recent, so the street is probably of 20th century origin. In Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1820), Athelstane is a Saxon nobleman to whom Cedric the Saxon, the father of Wilfred of Ivanhoe, hopes to have his beautiful ward Rowena married. But of course she loves Ivanhoe ...




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