Robin Hood's Walk (Boston)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 52.985068, -0.025242
Adm. div. Lincolnshire
Vicinity Boston
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1640
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Robin Hood's Walk.
Looking northwest down Robin Hood's Walk / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Described in 1856 as a "narrow winding lane, which was formerly the bed of the Scire-beck" (see 1856 Allusion), Robin Hood's Walk is now a meandering residential street in Boston. First recorded in 1640, this street name has more recently, one assumes, inspired a cluster of Robin Hood-related street names in the immediate vicinity: Friar Way, Greenwood Drive, Locksley Close, Marian Road, Sheriff Way and Sherwood Avenue.


1856 - Thompson, Pishey - History of Boston

The narrow winding lane, which was formerly the bed of the Scire-beck, and still is the boundary between Boston and Skirbeck, is first mentioned in the corporation Records as Robin Hood's Walk, in 1640. We do not know the origin of this name.[1]



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