Robin Wood's Rock (Beadnell Bay)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 55.5384, -1.6285
Adm. div. Northumberland
Vicinity In Beadnell Bay, North Sunderland
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1866
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Robin Wood's Rock.
Robin Wood's Rock from the air / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

Robin Wood's Rock is a whin point in the North Sea, c. 480 meters from the coast at high tide, c. 140 meters at low tide, in Beadnell Bay, Northumberland. As Dobson & Taylor note, 'Wood' was a not uncommon alternative for 'Hood' in the 17th and 18th centuries.[1] A standard work on the coastal geography of England and Wales cites the name of this locality as 'Robin Hood's Rock'.[2] So far the earliest is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1886 (see Maps section below).

For other examples of 'Wood' for 'Hood', see the page on Wood for Hood.





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