Robin Hood (North Shields)
|Vicinity||E corner of Beacon and Bird streets, North Shields|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-11-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.
The Robin Hood on Beacon Street in North Shields was in existence and did business under that name by 1881 and until some time during WWII, when it was damaged during an air raid. It was demolished in 1957.
The street address was 21 Beacon Street, which is now the number of a house near the south end of that street, near Tyne Street. However, the pub is said to have been replaced by one named the Corvette which was located at the north end of Beacon Street, on the south-east corner of Beacon and Bird Streets, so probably this was also where the Robin Hood had been situated. Pub Wiki lists information on publicans for 1850 to 1936. However, since it notes that the pub figures as the Beacon in 1879, this was probably its name until that year or slightly later. The earliest reference IRHB has found to the Robin Hood, eo nomine, on Beacon Street is the 1881 census of Tynemouth.
- 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.
- Facebook: Pubs, Clubs & Bars of Newcastle upon Tyne – Past and Present.
- Pub Wiki: Robin Hood, 21 Beacon Street, North Shields, Northumberland.
- 25" O.S. Durham IV.1 (c. 1898; rev. c. 1895). No copy in NLS
- 25" O.S. Durham IV.1 (c. 1886; surveyed: c. 1857). No copy in NLS
- 25" O.S. map Durham IV.1 (1915; rev. 1913) (georeferenced)
- 25" O.S. map Northumberland (1898; rev. 1894–95)
- 25" O.S. Northumberland LXXXIX.12 (c. 1865; surveyed c. 1858). No copy in NLS
- 25" O.S. map Durham IV.1 (1915; rev. 1913)
- 25" O.S. map Durham IV.1 (1947; rev. 1941–42)
- 6" O.S. map Durham IV.NW (1898; rev. 1894–95) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Northumberland LXXXIX (1865; surveyed 1858)
- 6" O.S. map Durham IV.NW (1898; rev. 1894–95)
- 6" O.S. map Northumberland LXXXIX.SE (1899; rev. 1894–95)
- 6" O.S. map Durham IV (1921; rev. 1912–13)
- 6" O.S. map Durham IV.NW (1921; rev. 1912–13)
- 6" O.S. map Durham IV.NW (1945; rev. 1938).