Robin Hood (Stoney Cross)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 50.905424, -1.631517
Adm. div. Hampshire
Vicinity S side of A31, c. 350 m ENE of Forest Road intersection, Little Stoney Cross, Stoney Cross, Minstead
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1837
A.k.a. Robin Hood Farm
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Robin Hood Farm, the site of a Robin Hood pub.
Robin Hood Farm was once a pub named the Robin Hood / Google Maps Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-18.

The present Robin Hood Farm situated on the south side of the A31, about 350 metres east-northeast of the Forest Road intersection, in Little Stoney Cross, Stoney Cross, Minstead, is the site of a defunct Robin Hood pub.

The Robin Hood figures in the 1837 tithe award for the 'Parish of Minestead', i.e. Minstead, as 'Robin Hood Public House [with] Garden & stable opposite', with James King as landowner, Samuel Searl as occupier, 'Garden &c' as state of cultivation, and an area of 1 rood and 11 perches (1289.94 m2).[1]

One publican was named George Soffe.[2]

Though the public house is long gone, its name survives as 'Robin Hood Farm', a name that was probably in used by 1979.[3] At the site is now a private residence. Since IRHB's focus with regard to Robin Hood-related place-names is the names, rather than the localities, the status of this name has therefore been entered as 'Extant' in the info box above.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1837 tithe award for the 'Parish of Minestead' (i.e. Minstead), online at the Genealogist, piece 31, sub-piece 177, image 027, #3 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 31, sub-piece 177, sub-image 001 (£).

Printed and web sources

Maps

Background

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Notes

  1. 1837 tithe award for the 'Parish of Minestead' (i.e. Minstead), online at the Genealogist, piece 31, sub-piece 177, image 027, #3 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 31, sub-piece 177, sub-image 001 (£).
  2. Stray page from undated Southampton Post-Office Directory,
  3. Historic England: Bowl barrow 400m south-west of Robin Hood Farm.


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