Robin Hood (Distington)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 54.584665, -3.549601
Adm. div. Cumberland
Vicinity c. 1.8 km SSW of Distington
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1837
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The former Robin Hood.
Former Robin Hood / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-02-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-13.

The Robin Hood, a.k.a. the Robin Hood Inn, c. 1.8 km SSW of Distington, is indicated on a map in an 1839 book on the Lake District.[1] A much to only slightly earlier record of the pub is found in a collection of Distington deeds from 1713/14–1837 at Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle.[2] In 1901, the Robin Hood was run by a William Crone.[3] It existed at least as late as 1947.[4] While the former pub now seems to be a family home, it is (also) listed as a small business under the name of Robin Hood Cottage.[5]





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