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Robin Hood's Stone (Allerton, Liverpool) (1)

Locality
Coordinate 53.3715, -2.9037
Adm. div. Lancashire
Vicinity S side of present Greenwood Road, c. 30 m NE of present Archerfield Road
Type Monument
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1850
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The original site of Robin Hood's Stone.
Here on the south side of the present Greenwood Road, c. 30 m NE of present Archerfield Road, Robin Hood's Stone stood until August 1928, when it was moved to its present location / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.

Robin Hood's Stone in Allerton, Liverpool, now resides on the corner of Booker Avenue and Archerfield Road, but until 1928 its home was at what is now the south side of Greenwood Road, c. 30 m NE of present Archerfield Road.

The stone is roughly rectangular and approximtely 2 metres high by 90 cm wide by 40 cm thick. On what is now its south-east it has six or seven deep grooves where, according to local legend, Robin Hood and his men sharpened their arrows. Before becoming detached, the stone belonged to the Calderstones complex, a group of neolithic sandstone boulders remaining from a dolmen. At or near its base the stone has cup marks similar to those on the other Calderstones.[1] With development encroaching on its habitat – a field locally known as the Stone Hey, where it stood already by the mid-19th century – the stone was moved to the corner of Booker Avenue and Archerfield Road in August of 1928.[2] When the stone was moved to its present location, a bronze plaque with the following inscription was added:

This Monolith known as Robin Hood's Stone, stood in a field named the Stone Hey at a spot 280 feet bearing North from its present position, to which it was moved in August 1928. The arrow below indicates the direction of the original site. This side of the stone formerly faced South.[3]

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