Robin Hood (North Shields)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 55.010346, -1.437605
Adm. div. Northumberland
Vicinity E corner of Beacon and Bird streets, North Shields
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1881
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The site of the Robin Hood, North Shields.
The site of the Robin Hood / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-11-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-11-21.

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 However, the pub is said to have been replaced by one named the Corvette[1] which was located at the north end of Beacon Street, on the south-east corner of Beacon and Bird Streets,[2] so probably this was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,[1] 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.[3]

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