Robin Hood Inn (Overseal)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 52.735642, -1.565264
Adm. div. Leicestershire
Vicinity 1 Burton Road, Overseal, Swadlincote
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1842
A.k.a. Ye Old Robin Hood; Robin Hood Hotel
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The Robin Hood Inn.
The Robin Hood public house, Overseal. pn Burton Road / J. Thomas, 27 June 2019; Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-03-22.

The still thriving Robin Hood on 1 Burton Road in Overseal existed by 1842.

IRHB is not aware when the Robin Hood was established, but it is listed in trade directories at least as early as 1842 (and again in 1846, 1850, 1863 and 1877).[1] In 1853 it was noted that its sign read:

Robin Hood is
Dead and gone:
Pray call, and drink
With Little John.[2]

The earliest O.S. map of the area known to include the pub was published in 1884 (see Maps below). The village of Overseal, presently one of the southernmost settlements in Derbyshire, belonged to Leicestershire until 1897.[3]





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