Robin Hood (Stone)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 52.902068, -2.143697 ?
Adm. div. Staffordshire
Vicinity 60 Church Street, Stone
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1871
A.k.a. Robin Hood Inn; Sherwood House
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Probable location of the Robin Hood.
A heavily renovated former Robin Hood? / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-11-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

The Robin Hood on 60 Church Street in Stone, Staffordshire, was in existence by 1871 and at least as late as 1911.

The pub is listed as 'Robin Hood Inn', with Joseph Harding as innkeeper, in the 1871 census.[1] In the 1891 census it is 'Robin Hood' tout court, with the same innkeeper.[2]. The 1911 census lists the publican as William Midwinter, giving the street number as 60 and 60 A Church Street.[3] Though heavily renovated, the house presently at 60 Church Street was evidently not constructed recently. Its current name, 'Sherwood House' (see image gallery below), strongly suggests that it once housed the Robin Hood. It is not clear when the pub went out of business, but this could hardly have been later than 1974, when Joules, the local brewery to which it belonged, ceased production and closed its public houses.[4]


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  1. 1871 Census, County: Staffordshire, Piece 02824, Image 00023, No. of Schedule: 87 (£).
  2. 1891 Census, County: Staffordshire, Piece 02142, Image 00056, No. of Schedule: 115 (£)
  3. 1911 Census, County: Staffordshire, Piece 16366, Image: 0329, Ending: 03, No. of schedule: 165 (£). The address cited above is from metadata provided by The Genealogist but probably based on the MS source. The 'Postal Address' cited in the latter is 'Robin Hood[,] Stone[,] Staffs'.
  4. See Brewerypedia: Joule & Sons - An Essay.

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