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Robin Hood's Coppice (Arborfield)

Locality
Coordinates 51.383834, -0.910912
Adm. div. Berkshire
Vicinity c. 110 m W of Eversley Road (A327); immediately SW of Poperinghe Way
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1839
A.k.a. Robin Hood Coppice; Robinhood Copse
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Robin Hood's Coppice, Arborfield
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Robin Hood's Coppice (rectangular area) and Robin Wood Ground (the larger area; contours not exact).
Foot- and bicyclepath in Robin Hood's Coppice, now Robinhood Copse, Arborfield / Richard Peat, 4 Oct. 2014, via Foursquare.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-22.

Robinhood Copse, formerly known as Robin Hood's Coppice, is a small wooded area in Arborfield, c. 110 m west of Eversley Road (A327) and immediately southwest of a residential street named Poperinghe Way. The name is first recorded in 1839.


The locality is included, as "Robin Hood's Coppice", on the tithe map for Arborfield (1839).[1] while in the tithe award (1841) it is listed as "Robin Wood Coppice", with Henry Simonds, Esq., as owner/occupier, state of cultivation as "Underwood", and with an area of 2 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches (11482.96 m2).[2] The area is labelled "Robinhood Copse" on O.S. maps published 1876 to c. 1944 (see maps below). An adjacent area was formerly known as Robin Wood Ground.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1839 tithe map for Arborfield parish, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 02, sub-piece 007, sub-image 001 (subscription required)
  • 1841 tithe award for Arborfield parish, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 02, sub-piece 007, image 012, Plot No. 286 (subscription required).

Printed and web sources

Maps

Also see

Notes

  1. 1839 tithe map for Arborfield parish, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 02, sub-piece 007, sub-image 001 (subscription required). Gelling, Margaret. The Place-Names of Berkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XLIX-LI) (Cambridge, 1973; [s.l.], 1974-76), pt. I, p. 124 (and see p. 123 for parish),
  2. 1841 tithe award for Arborfield parish, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 02, sub-piece 007, image 012, Plot No. 286 (subscription required).

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