Robin Hood's Bush (Throxenby)
|Adm. div.||North Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||1.6 km WSW of Throxenby; c. 4 km WNW of central Scarborough; immediately N of Throxenby Mere|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-05.
Robin Hood's Bush is indicated on 6" O.S. maps of the area immediately NW of Scarborough published 1854 to 1910, but by 1926 or 1927 the bush had gone (see maps listed in Maps section below). A Google search on 19 June 2016 yielded not a single result for this place-name. It did, however, show that variants of the proverbial expression "to go round by Robin Hood's barn" include "to go all the way around Robin Hood's Bush". If this is not a 1960's US neologism, perhaps this variant of the expression suggested the place-name?
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 77 (1854; surveyed 1849-50)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire LXXVII.SE (1895; surveyed 1890-91)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire LXXVII.SE (1914; surveyed 1910)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire LXXVII.SE (1930; surveyed 1926-27)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire LXXVII.SE (1947; surveyed 1938)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire LXXVII.SE (1953; surveyed 1950.)
- See the page dealing with the expression To go round by Robin Hood's barn.