Robin Hood (Royston, Barnsley) (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.6036, -1.449
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Royston, Barnsley
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1845
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Robin Hood was the name of a field in the vicinity of Royston.
Looking north towards Common Lane from Peartree Orchard, one of the residential streets in the area that was once a field named Robin Hood / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-11.

Robin Hood occurs as a field name or characterization of no less than four plots of land in the 1845 MS tithe award for Royston,[1] which is now a suburban village within the Metropolitan borough of Barnsley, located c. 14 km SW of Wentbridge. Three of the plots form one continuous area, while the fourth, the present item, is situated slightly north-west of them, the distance between it and the nearest 'Robin Hood' plot being no more than c. 35 m.[2]

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  1. Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. 1, p. 286, who refers only to one locality, It is not clear which he had in mind.
  2. Tithe award for Royston, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 340, sub-image 034 (£); acompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 340, image 001 (£); Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. 1, p. 286, refers to this as: MS Tithe Award 340 (1845).