Marion Crescent (St Mary Cray)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.389792, 0.106144
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Cray Valley and Poverest roads
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1947
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Marion Crescent.
'Marion Crescent' / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Marion Crescent runs between Powerest and Cray Valley roads, a little northeast of an area that was once wooded and known as Robin Hood Shaw but is now full of residential streets with Robin Hood-related names. Given its proximity to these it is natural to assume that Marion is Lady Marion, Maid Marian in her more refined incarnation. In the immediate vicinity of Marion Crescent we find Hood Avenue and May Avenue. Marion Crescent is shown but not labelled on maps from the post-WWII period, so most likely the name dates from the second half of the 20th century.

See further the place-names listed on the page on the St Mary Cray place-name cluster.



John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Bartholomew's Reference Atlas of Greater London, Covering the Whole Metropolitan Police Area, with Larger Scale Maps For Central London and Index For Quick Location of Over 62,000 Names (Edinburgh, 1968), 118E (Marion Crescent shown and labelled)


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