Robin Hood's Walk (Boston)
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-21.
Described in 1856 as a "narrow winding lane, which was formerly the bed of the Scire-beck" (see 1856 Allusion), Robin Hood's Walk is now a meandering residential street in Boston. First recorded in 1640, this street name has more recently, one assumes, inspired a cluster of Robin Hood-related street names in the immediate vicinity: Friar Way, Greenwood Drive, Locksley Close, Marian Road, Sheriff Way and Sherwood Avenue.
The narrow winding lane, which was formerly the bed of the Scire-beck, and still is the boundary between Boston and Skirbeck, is first mentioned in the corporation Records as Robin Hood's Walk, in 1640. We do not know the origin of this name.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- Thompson, Pishey. The History and Antiquities of Boston (Boston, England; London; Boston, Massachusetts, 1856), pp. 199-200, 466.