Worcestershire place-names

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Adm. div.
Full name Worcestershire
Abbreviation Worcs
Coordinate 52.2, -2.166667
Area (1801) 1910.78396 km2[1]
Population (1801) 146441[1]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Worcestershire. Click cluster marker for locality markers. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary co­ordi­nates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.
Viewing choropleth • View choropleth • View choropleth • About the choropleths. County boundary data provided by the Historic Counties Trust.

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Marion Way (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood (Rashwood)¤|Robin Hood Barbers (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Crescent (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Croft (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Express (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Inn (Belbroughton)¤|Robin Hood Island (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Lane (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood News (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Pharmacy (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Primary School (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Vets (Hall Green)¤|Sherwood Close (Hall Green)¤|Sherwood Mews (Hall Green)¤|Sherwood Park Bowls Club (Hall Green)¤|Sherwood Road (Hall Green)¤|Robin Hood Inn (Castlemorton)¤1885|Robin Hood (Hall Green)¤1888|Robin Hood Farm (Hall Green)¤1888|Robin Hood Hotel (Hall Green)¤1929|

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-27.


County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Worcestershire as follows:

Worcestershire is a mixture of the very rural and the very urban. It is low-lying; much of it lies in the Severn Valley, between Shropshire and Gloucestershire. To the east is Warwickshire and to the west Herefordshire. The boundaries of Worcestershire are remarkably ragged, with many detached parts, all thought to originate from the scattered holdings of the Bishops of Worcester. In the centre of the shire is the cathedral city of Worcester. Worcester sits on the River Severn. It retains charming streets around the cathedral. In the southeast is the pleasant Vale of Evesham, presided over by Evesham, popular with visitors. In the southwest are the pretty Malvern Hills, a gentle set of hills in Worcestershire before the rigours of the Herefordshire peaks. Great Malvern is a lovely spa town. The northwest of Worcestershire is a complete contrast. Here is a coal country and part of the Black Country is in Worcestershire, including Dudley, a detached part. Outside the Black Country itself are quieter towns more or less absorbed within the same unbroken townscape; Halesowen and Stourbridge. Yardley, a north-western extremity of Worcestershire has long since been absorbed into Birmingham. Outside the cityscape though there remain havens of peace in the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills. Redditch, to the south, is a puzzling New Town.

Main Towns: Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Great Malvern, Kidderminster, Pershore, Redditch, Stourbridge.
Main Rivers: Stour, Severn, Terne, Avon.
Highlights: Bourneville; Broadway; Malvern Hills; Severn Valley Railway; Worcester Cathedral.
Highest Point: Worcestershire Beacon, 425.2 m.
Area: 1911.41 km2.[2]


19th Century

3 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

3 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.


4 Miscellaneous place-names and localities.

All localities

21 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

1 Cluster of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

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