Robin Hood (Wharton)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.20585, -2.490153
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity In Wharton; Bounded by Bostock Road (A533) to the E and N, by an industrial estate on the W
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1838
A.k.a. Robin hood
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Robin Hood, Wharton
Looking west On Bostock Road (A533), the area formerly known as Robin Hood lies just behind the trees / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-04-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-08.

A plot of land in Wharton, bounded by Bostock Road (A533) to the east and north and by an industrial estate on the west, was known as 'Robin Hood' in 1838.

It figures in the tithe award for the township of Wharton in the parish of Davenham (1838) as 'Robin hood' (sic), with James France France (sic), Esq., as landowner and Thomas Alwood as occupier. Its state of cultivation is given as 'Pasture', its area as 15 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches (64623.24 m2).[1]

Since we have found no modern references to this 'Robin Hood', we assume that the name is no longer in use. The situation and outline of the plot can be seen in the detail of the tithe map included in the image gallery below.


MS sources



  1. Tithe award for Wharton in the paris of Davenham (1838) (Piece 05, Sub-Piece 424, Image 016, #169 – at The Genealogist) (£); Tithe map for Wharton in the paris of Davenham (1838) (Piece 05, Sub-Piece 424, Sub-Image 001, #169 – at The Genealogist) (£).

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