Robin Hood Beer Shop (Hackney)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 51.5444, -0.0483
Adm. div. Middlesex, now Greater London
Vicinity Collent Street, Hackney
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1881
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Intersection of Collent Street and Cresset Road where the Robin Hood beer shop was located.
Intersection of Collent Street and Cresset Road where the Robin Hood beer shop was located / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-20.

In 1881 a Robin Hood beer shop was located at 1 Boreham Street in Hackney.[1] The street name is now lost, and so also in part is the street.

By 1913, if not earlier, Boreham Street had become the southwestern part of a roughly boomerang-shaped Arthur Street. At some later time the northeastern arm of Arthur Street became Brooksbank Street, and the part of its now disconnected southwestern arm that was situated on the north side of Cresset Road (then named Brunswick Street) became a mere footpath or paved walk, running north immediately west of the private parking space along Cresset House. On the south side of Cresset Road, lining up with the paved walk, is the northern arm of Collent Street. This is the southern half of the original Boreham Street. The coordinates used in the infobox and map are those of the (approximate) centre point of the original Boreham Street, and this must be about right if London Pubology is correct in listing the last addresss of the pub as '38 Brunswick Street', for this would mean that it was located at one of the corners of Boreham and Brunwwick streets, or in modern terms, on the corner of either Collent Street and Cresset road or on the north side of the latter, west or east of the paved walk. London Pubology lists 'Arthur Street, now Brooksbank Street' as one of the addresses of the pub,[2] but while it is true that part of Arthur Street survives in and as Brooksbank Street, this is not the part of Boreham/Arthur/Collent Street where the pub was situated.

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