Robin Hood's Oak (White Colne)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.928317, 0.714266
Adm. div. Essex
Vicinity On Colneford Hill, White Colne, c. 13 km NW of Colchester
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1574
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Robin Hood's Oak.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

First recorded in 1574, Robin Hood's Oak stood on Colneford Hill, where the road now known as the A1124 enters White Colne.[1] It may indeed "have been associated with tales of the outlaw",[1] but it seems just as likely that it owed its name to being used as a venue for Robin Hood festivals or a stopping point for a procession connected with such a festival.



  • Bodleian Library MS. Rolls Essex 5. Cf. British History Online (see below). Not seen.


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