Friar Close (Stannington)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||c. 5 km NW of Sheffield|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-02-04. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.
Friar Close is a residential cul-de-sac in Stannington, immediately south of River Loxley. Just north of it is a Robin Hood Chase. With a neighbouring street named after the outlaw it seems likely that Friar Close was so named with Friar Tuck and/or the Curtal Friar in mind. The houses in the street seem to be of late 20th century date.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.