Robin Hood Bank (Edwinstowe)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.1865, -1.0842
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity Nottinghamshire
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1841
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Robin Hood Bank.
This photo of a rope swing over River Maun at Edwinstowe was taken from a point quite close to Robin Hood Bank, perhaps about 75 meters west of it / Photo: simonjj7777 via Panoramio.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-10-08. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-04-22.

Robin Hood Bank was (is?) the name of a short stretch, c. 170 m, of the north bank of River Maune. Gover, Mawer and Stenton in the English Place-Name Society's volume on Nottinghamshire list the name without indicating the situation of the locality to which it was applied, referring to a "c. 1840" tithe award.[1] In fact the tithe award is dated 1841. The land was then owned by an Elizabeth Webster, the occupier being a Miles Webster. The land was characterized as wood, with an area of 1 acre, 1 rood and 39 perches (6019.7 m2).[2]


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Also see


  1. Gover, J.E.B.; Mawer, Allen; Stenton, F.M. The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire (English Place-Name Society, vol. XVII) (Cambridge, 1940), p. 78, and see p. 302.
  2. Tithe award schedule for Edwinstowe (1841) (Piece 26, sub-piece 043, Image 048 –,; subscription required); Tithe award map for Edwinstowe (1841) (Piece 26, sub-piece 043, sub-piece 001 –; subscription required).