Robin Hood's Coppice (Arborfield)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 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, 2021-02-12.

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

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 (£). 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 (£).