Sherwood Road (St Mary Cray)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.389619, 0.102421
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Chislehurst Road and Cray Avenue
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Defunct
First Record c. 1944
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Sherwood Road, i.e. Poverest Road.
'Sherwood Road', i.e. Poverest Road / Google Earth Street View.

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

'Sherwood Road' was the intended name, or perhaps for a few years the actual name, of the modern Poverest Road, which is found labelled with this name on at least three large-scale O.S. maps published during the years c. 1944 – 1947. One of these shows the road as projected, two as actually existing (see Maps section below). The fairly straight Powerest Road follows the general course of a previously existing much more winding road of the same name. In view of the presence of streets with Robin Hood-related names in the immediate vicinity it seems likely that the name 'Sherwood Road' was also inspired by the Robin Hood tradition. See further the place-names listed on 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), 118E (Sherwood Road shown and labelled)


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