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Robin Hood's Cottage (Knutsford)

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.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.

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 (see Maps section below). 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, but the house seems rather too large for a cottage. It may have been some feature on the area immediately east of there known as the Moor, but nothing suitable is indicated there on the map. The world wide web offered no help as of 20 January 2017, for I found no pages mentioning this locality. The place-name is most likely defunct. So also is apparently that of the nearby Robin Hood's Well.





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