Robin Hood and Little Jack (Burtonwood)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.4383, -2.6638
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity Broad Lane, Burtonwood
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1849
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Robin Hood and Little Jack, Burtonwood
The site of Robin Hood and Little Jack, Burtonwood / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

In the mid-19th century, there was a public house named 'Robin Hood and Little Jack' on Broad Lane, about 60 meters NW of the junction of Broad and Forshaw's lanes, c. 600 m NW of Burtonwood.

The pub is included on a 6" O.S. map published 1849, based on a survey carried out 1846. Judging by later maps the building had been demolished by 1891 or 1893 (see Maps below). The name is of course a play on the very common 'Robin Hood and Little John'. Perhaps the publican who decided upon this name had a son named Jack, perhaps he simply wanted an unusual name that would attract attention?



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