Robin Hood Green (St Mary Cray)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.388358, 0.100278
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Friar Road and Oakdene Road; S. of Powerest Road
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record c. 1944
A.k.a. Robinhood Green
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Robin Hood Green.
As the sign says: Robin Hood Green / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Robin Hood Green is a U-shaped street around a U-shaped lawn. Its centrepoint is a little southeast of that of Robin Hood Shaw, a similarly shaped, slightly larger wooded area, which together with adjacent areas had been developed, by the end of WWII, into a neighbourhood of residential streets that tend to have Robin Hood-themed names.

The right 'arm' of this U-shaped street was originally (meant to be) named Robin Hood Road and is labelled thus on O.S. maps of the immediate post-WWII period. Subsequent low-resolution maps show Robin Hood Green in its modern shape, and presumably its present name stems from that period.




John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Bartholomew's Reference Atlas of Greater London, Covering the Whole Metropolitan Police Area, with Larger Scale Maps For Central London and Index For Quick Location of Over 62,000 Names (Edinburgh, 1968), 118E (Robin Hood Green shown and labelled)


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