1686 - Sign of Robin Hood (Queen Street, Oxford)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date c. 1686
Topic Rent for the Sign of the Robin Hood
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Approximate location of the Sign of the Robin Hood.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-02-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-17.


[...] in 1674 (and so at the present) the premises were let for about £44 per annum, as I received it from the several tenants viz.

For the tenements next the street

 I & 2, Two tenements in the west part of the building towards St. Peter's church in the possession of George Steynor, a sarjeant of the City, the yearly rent was £9
 3. For the house adjoining to Steynors and on the left hand of the passage leading into the backside, then in the tenure of William Durling, boddyes-maker. £7
 4. On the right side of the passage aforesaid one Michael Parker, a cooper, had the shop for which he paid £3
 But the rest of the tenement lying behind the said shop was inhabited by one John Wigge, a shoemaker, for which he paid £5 [p. 351:]
 5. For the tenement adjoining to the Cross Keys, wherein Robert Gardiner the city bell-man then dwelt and kept the sign of the Robbin Hood £7[1]

IRHB comments

For discussion, see the page on the place-name Sign of Robin Hood (Queen Street, Oxford).



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