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Robin Hood Green (St Mary Cray)

Coordinate 51.388358, 0.100278
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Friar Road and Oakdene Road; S. of Powerest Road
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record c. 1944
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Robin Hood Green.
As the sign says: Robin Hood Green / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-31.

Robin Hood Green is a U-shaped street around a U-shaped lawn. Its centrepoint is a little southeast of that of Robin Hood Shaw, a similarly shaped, slightly larger wooded area, which together with adjacent areas had been developed, by the end of WWII, into a neighbourhood of residential streets that tend to have Robin Hood-themed names.

The right 'arm' of this U-shaped street was originally (meant to be) named Robin Hood Road and is labelled thus on O.S. maps of the immediate post-WWII period. Subsequent low-resolution maps show Robin Hood Green in its modern shape, and presumably its present name stems from that period.



John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Bartholomew's Reference Atlas of Greater London 13th ed. (Edinburgh, 1968), 118E (Robin Hood Green shown and labelled)


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