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Robin Hood's Cross (Hazelbadge)

Locality
Coordinates 53.319166666667, -1.7263888888889
Adm. div. Derbyshire
Vicinity In parish of Hazelbadge; 1.25 km SE of Bradwell
Type Monument
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1640
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Robin Hood's Cross.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.

Robin Hood's Cross is the name of a medieval wayside cross, of which now only the base survives, about 1.25 km SE of Bradwell in the parish of Hazelbadge. Dobson & Taylor suggest it may have originated as a boundary mark.[1] It is recorded in 1319 as 'Robin Crosse' and is indicated as 'the Robins Crosse' on a 1640 unpublished map.[2] Dobson & taylor in their entry of this place-name use the form 'Robin Hood Cross'. The form with genitive 's' appears on the 6" O.S. maps from the years 1883 to 1923 (see Maps section below).

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  1. Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 296, s.n. 'Robin Hood Cross'.
  2. Cameron, Kenneth. The Place-Names of Derbyshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXVII-XXIX) (Cambridge, 1959), pt. I, p. 118; also briefly mentioned there, pt. III, p. 760. Dobson & Taylor, loc.cit, incorrectly cite the 1640 form as 'the Robin Crosse'.