Sherwood (Tunbridge Wells) (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.1423, 0.2835
Adm. div. Kent
Vicinity Tunbridge Wells, northeast of centre
Type Area
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record
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On Sandhurst Road in Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells.
On Sandhurst Road in Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-11-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-13.

'Sherwood' is recorded on late-19th century maps as the name of a wooded area just north of the modern residential street named Sherwood Park in Tunbridge Wells. However, in 20th and 21st century use, 'Sherwood' refers to an entire neighbourhood in the north-east of the town. While there is no indication that the name, as applied to the wooded area or the neighbourhood, refers to Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire as the habitat of Robin Hood, it probably inspired the name of the Robin Hood pub on the corner of Birken and Sandhurst Roads as well as that of Friars Way. It is also quite productive as a place-name element, included in the names of several local establishments, businesses and thoroughfares.




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