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Robin Hood's Cross (Hazelbadge)

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as a boundary mark.[1] It is recorded in 1319 as 'Robin Crosse' and is indicated as 'the Robins Crosse' on a 1640 unpublished map.[2] Dobson & taylor in their entry of this place-name use the form 'Robin Hood Cross'.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).




Also see


  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'.