Robin Hood's Bush (Throxenby)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 54.2879, -0.4754
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 1.6 km WSW of Throxenby; c. 4 km WNW of central Scarborough; immediately N of Throxenby Mere
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1854
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Robin Hood's Bush once grew here!

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Robin Hood's Bush is indicated on 6" O.S. maps of the area immediately NW of Scarborough published 1854 to 1910, but by 1926 or 1927 the bush had gone (see maps listed in Maps section below). A Google search on 19 June 2016 yielded not a single result for this place-name. It did, however, show that variants of the proverbial expression "to go round by Robin Hood's barn" include "to go all the way around Robin Hood's Bush". If this is not a 1960's US neologism,[1] perhaps this variant of the expression suggested the place-name?



Also see


  1. See the page dealing with the expression To go round by Robin Hood's barn.