Robin Hood's Cottage (Knutsford)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate Near 53.3049, -2.3722
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity In Knutsford, Nether Knutsford Ward, mear the NE end of Malt Street
Type Building
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1882
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The site of Robin Hood's Cottage.
Robin Hood's Cottage was situated near the corner of Malt Street and Moorside / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

J. M. Dodgson in the second English Place-Name Society volume on Cheshire notes a "Robin Hood's Cottage " in Nether Knutsford, one of the four wards of Knutsford.[1] He does not cite a source or date, which probably indicates a recent place-name and suggests that his source may have been an O.S. map. The place-name is listed on a 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1882, based on surveying done in 1872-76. It is included on later revisions at least as late as 1947. The way the label is positioned on the maps makes it impossible to say with certainty what locality the name referred to. It may have been a house at the NE end of Malt Street or, alternatively, some feature on the area immediately east of there known as the Moor, though nothing suitable is indicated on the map. For more detailed discussion of where the Cottage was situated, see the page on Robin Hood's Well (Knutsford). The name 'Robin Hood's Cottage' must be considered defunct since the building or feature to which it applied no longer exists.

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