Robin Hood (Stretford, Manchester) (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.445478, -2.314112
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity 125 Barton Road, Stretford, Manchester
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1898
A.k.a. Robin Hood Hotel
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The Robin Hood.
The Robin Hood, looking south on Urmston Lane / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

The Robin Hood at 125 Barton Road, at the junction of Urmston Lane/Barton Road, in Stretford, Manchester has been at its present location since the late 19th century.

In 1903, H. T. Crofton noted that "[t]he Robin Hood Inn [...] stood on the west side of Butt Lane, which leads from King Street or Urmston Lane towards Derbyshire Lane".[1] Butt Lane is now Park Road. An old photographic postcard (see image gallery below) shows "Urmston Lane (Opposite Robin Hood Hotel) – 1898"[2]. It depicts a scene of what is still essentially village life, and one would like to think that this short row of lovely old houses stood opposite the old pub building (also shown below), but it seems the pub had already moved to its present suburban genteel precincts by 1898. If the row of houses on Urmston Lane stood oppposite the old Robin Hood pub, this would mean they occupied more or less the space now taken by the present pub. The alternative is that the row in question was situated immediately west of the old Robin Hood and opposite the new one. The latter matches the maps rather better.

In keeping with O.S. practice for built-up areas, the maps listed below include the indication "P.H." but omit the name of the pub.






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