Robin Hood (Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.462865, -2.231022
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity On lost Ducie Grove; N of Denmark Road, S of Devas Street, in Chorlton on Medlock
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1867
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Centrepoint of the lost Ducie Grove which connected Denmark Road, to the south, and Devas Street, then named Ducie Street, to the north.
The Robin Hood was situated on the stretch of Ducie Grove that continued north here from the present Dilworth Street / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-03-04. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-13.

The Robin Hood on the now lost Ducie Grove in Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, figures in licensing registers from 1867 to 1967[1] and so may have closed for good shortly after celebrating its centennial. It disappeared when the street on which it was situated was turned into a parking lot. Ducie Grove ran almost due north from Denmark Road – at the slight bend where the latter changes it direction a bit to head due west – to Devas Street, which was then named Ducie Street and connected Oxford Road and Lloyd Street (now Lloyd Street North). Ducie Grove is shown, without name, on the 1844 tithe map, but the tithe award does not mention a public house there.[2]

Its place in the sequence of entries in the 1881 census suggests that the Robin Hood was situated somewhere along the stretch of Ducie Grove that would have connected Devas and Dilworth streets had it existed today.[3] This is confirmed by a local blog post on the pub.[4]

The excellent Pub History website lists information from trade directories and censuses on publicans and other residents for 1876 to 1911.[5]


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