Robin Hood Court (Golden Lane)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate Near 51.52191, -0.095528?
Adm. div. Middlesex, now Greater London
Vicinity Perhaps a few meters N of Fann Street, c. 75 meters W of Golden Lane
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1810
A.k.a. Robinhood-Court
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Robin Hood Court was perhaps near the point indicated.
On Fann Street, just north of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. This area may once have been named Robin Hood Court / Google Earth Street View.
The area indicated by the red arrow was perhaps named Robin Hood Court in the early 19th century / Romantic London: Richard Horwood's map of London.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-24. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

Somewhere between Golden Lane and Goswell Road, then named Goswell Street, was a yard or cul-de-sac named Robin Hood Court in the mid-18th to early 19th century. It is listed in a few topographical handbooks of the period but apparently not included on any maps.

Robin Hood Court is included in a list of localities in the Compleat Compting House Companion (1763)[1] and the New Complete Guide (1783).[2] John Lockie in his Topography of London lists it as "Robinhood-Court, Bell-Alley, Golden-Lane,—the third on the R. from Golden-lane, towards Goswell-street". Bell-Alley led away from Golden Lane at a ninety-degree angle, then turned roughly north to run parallel to Golden Lane, then again turned ninety degrees towards Goswell Road. Somewhere along the route was Robin Hood Court. I have indicated a possible location on the detail of Richard Horwood's map of London (1792-99) below, but this is quite tentative.




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