Robin Hood Bridge (Rotherham)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||In Rotherham, connects Rodger Street and Tenter Street|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
Robin Hood Bridge takes Rodger Street over the railway tracks to meet Tenter Street in Rotherham. The earliest record I have found of it is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1854, based on surveying carried out 1850-51. The line, then called the North Midland Railway opened in 1840, so the bridge cannot very well be much older than that. Formerly there was a public house named Robin Hood on the north side of Rodger Steert, c. 50 m west of the bridge.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 289 (1854; surveyed 1850-51)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXIX.SW (1906; rev. 1901-1902)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXIX.SW (1924; rev. 1921)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXIX (1924; rev. 1921-22)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCLXXXIX (1934; rev. 1934-35) [sic].