Sherwood Green (Robin Hood, Wakefield)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.742756, -1.510738
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Leeds Road, Wakefield
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record 1947
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Sherwood Green.
Sherwood Green really has a green.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-12-31. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Sherwood Green is a residential street in the village of Robin Hood in Wakefield. A 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1947, but based on a survey carried out in 1938, shows the street under construction (see Maps section below). Before then the area belonged to the Robin Hood Colliery. Given the predilection for Robin Hood-related place-names in the area it would seem a relatively certain guess that Sherwood Green owes its name to Sherwood Forest's connection with the outlaw.


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