Robin Hood (Brompton on Swale)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 54.3983, -1.6565
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity By Gatherley Road, 650 m NE of Brompton on Swale
Type Settlement
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1857
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The hamlet of Robin Hood.
Formerly the hanle of Robin Hood (photo from Google Earth Street View.)

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

There formerly was a hamlet named Robin Hood on the east side of Gatherley Road 650 m NE of Brompton on Swale. So far the earliest reference I have found is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1857, based on surveying carried out in 1854. The hamlet is indicated on all the 6" O.S. maps at NLS, the last of which was published in 1930 (see Maps section below), but is not found on modern maps. The 1857 map also shows a Robin Hood's Well, c. 180 m NNW of the hamlet, also on the east side of Gatherley Road.[1] The latter was formerly a stretch of the Great North, and right here it was, intriguingly, called Watling Street, just like the stretch of the road passing through Barnsdale.



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