Robin Hood (Stockport)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.406998, -2.154661
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity 35 Middle Hillgate, Stockport
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1850
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35 Middle Hillgate, Stockport.
35 Middle Hillgate in Stockport is now a barber's / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-04-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-08.

A public house named the Robin Hood is recorded at 35 Middle Hillgate in Stockport in 1850–53.

The pub is listed in the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Cheshire for 1850, with Samuel Hallworth & Co., spirit merchant and victualler, as proprietors and 35 Middle Hillgate as the street address.[1] Whellan & Co.'s Directory for Manchester (1853) has Samuel Hallworth at 37 – not 35 – Middle Hillgate.[2] Streets have often been renumbered, but in this case the present 35 Middle Hillgate may well be the building in which the pub was located. Samuel Hallworth is listed in the 1851 Census as 'Wine Merchant' at 35 Middle Hillgate.[3] Just before visiting that address the census taker had called at 'Cheapside' which, as the earliest of the 6" maps listed below shows, was then the name of the western stretch of Waterloo Road, which now intersects Middle Hillgate to become Edward Street west of it. The present No. 35 is on the northeastern corner of this intersection, where some of the early maps listed below list a 'P.H.', i.e. public house.




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