Robin Hood (Bow Lane)
|Adm. div.||Middlesex, now Greater London|
|Vicinity||In now lost Robin Hood Court, at present intersection of Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street and Bow lane|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
The well-informed Henry Harben noted that the long lost Robin Hood Court in Bow Lane was '[n]amed after the sign'. Pubs, being communal hubs and having conspicuous signs, must often have lent their names to the streets in which they were situated. So far IRHB has no direct evidence for the existence of a Robin Hood pub in Robin Hood Court, but its existence is tentatively accepted on the strength of Harben's suggestion.
- 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.
- Harben, Henry A., compil.; [Greaves, I.I., ed.]. A Dictionary of London: Being Notes Topographical and Historical Relating to the Streets and Principal Buildings in the City of London (London, 1918), p. 505, s.n. Robin Hood Court 
- 25" O.S. map London (1915- Numbered sheets) V.10 (1936; rev. 1914)
- 25" O.S. map London (1915- Numbered sheets) V.10 (1936; rev. 1914) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Middlesex XVII (1880-82; surveyed 1868-73)
- 6" O.S. map Surrey III (1880; surveyed 1868-73)
- 6" O.S. map London VII.SW (1894-96; rev. 1893-95)
- 6" O.S. map Surrey III.NW (1898; rev. 1893-95)
- 6" O.S. map Surrey III.NW (1898; rev. 1893-95) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map London Sheet K (1920; rev. 1913-14)
- 6" O.S. map London Sheet K (c. 1946; rev. 1938).