Robin Hood Road (St Mary Cray)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.388424, 0.101026
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Poverest Road and Oakdene Road
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record c. 1944
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'Robin Hood Road', the eastern arm of Robin Hood Green.
'Robin Hood Road', the eastern arm of Robin Hood Green / Google Earth Street View.

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

Robin Hood Road is shown and labelled on a couple of O.S. maps published just after WWII (see Maps section below). Either the road was never built or the name was briefly applied to the eastern arm of Robin Hood Green. A dozen residential streets in St Mary Cray (formerly a parish in Kent, now part of the London Borough of Bromley) have names that are more or less certainly inspired by that of a small wood that existed in this area before urbanization kicked in: Robin Hood Shaw. Robin Hood Road briefly was or would have been one of them. See further the page on the St Mary Cray place-name cluster.



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), 118 (Robin Hood Road not shown)


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