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Locksley Drive (Knaphill, Woking)

Locality
Coordinates 51.317222222222, -0.59916666666667
Adm. div. Surrey
Vicinity Connecting Robin Hood Road and Lockfield Drive, between Knaphill and St John's, Woking
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record ?
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Locksley Drive.
Locksley Drive / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-11-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-15.

A short bit of road which connects Robin Hood Road and Lockfield Drive about midway between Knaphill and St John's, Woking, is named Locksley Drive. As there are several other Robin Hood-related place-names in the vicinity, it seems very likely the name is inspired by the Robin Hood tradition.

Since it is uncertain whether Locksley is here to be understood as the name of the place Robin Hood came from according to certain 16th century traditions or as an alias of the outlaw himself, it cannot really be classified as a bona fide Robin Hood name. Instead I have put it in the "Miscellaneous" category. Locksley Drive is not shown or labelled on any of the maps listed below, the latest dating from c. 1946.

Gazetteers

Maps

Locksley Drive shown but not labelled on these maps.


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