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Robin Hood (Precinct, Coventry)

Coordinate Near 52.408122, -1.512296
Adm. div. Warwickshire
Vicinity On defunct Smithford Street, E of St John the Baptist Parish Church, W of Greyfriars Lane; not far from the Precinct
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1738
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The Precinct, near which Smithford Street ran.
The Precinct, near which Smithford Street ran / Google Maps Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.

There was apparently a Robin Hood pub on Smithford Street in central Coventry in the early 18th century and perhaps before then. This street, the extension of High Street towards Spoon Street, fell victim to post-WWII reconstruction efforts in Coventry. The Robin Hood pub closed more than two hundred years earlier. A conveyance dated 1738 and a lease dated 1739 are said to refer to the property concerned as the former Robin Hood.[1]





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  1. These records from the Jervis Estate are held by Lincoln Records Office, according to the excellent Coventry historical pubs section of Real Ale Rambles, which unfortunately provides no source reference.