Robin Hood Hay (Agden)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.3637, -2.4164
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity Immediately W of reddy Lane and S of M56; Agden in parish of Rostherne
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1848
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The (former?) Robin Hood Hay in Agden.
Looking NW from Reddy Lane. This area was formerly known as Robin Hood Hay / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-27.

In modern terms, Robin Hood Hay in Agden, Cheshire, was situated immediately northwest of Reddy Lane and mostly south of the M56. The field name occurs in the tithe award for Agden in the parish of Rostherne (1848).

A close is listed there under the name 'Robin Hood Hay', with Sir John Newdigate-Ludford-Chetwode, Baronet, as owner, Thomas Cross as occcupier, 'Meadow' as state of cultivation, and an area of 7 acres and 28 perches (29036.19 m2).[1] The field name is noted by John McNeal Dodgson in the English Place Name Society's survey of Cheshire. He does not cite any etymology for 'Hay', but this would seem more likely to be OE (ge)hæg, 'enclosure', or OE hege ('a hedge, a fence) than hēg, 'hay, mowing grass', since the latter is almost exclusively found as the first element of compound names.[2]

At the northwest end of Robin Hood Hay was Little Robin Hood Hay. Both ployts are roughly indicated on the adapeted map detail included in the image gallery below. As of January 2017, Robin Hood Hay does not seem to be mentioned elsewhere on the World Wide Web, so most likely the field name is defunct.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1848 tithe award for the township of Agden in the parish of Rostherne, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 006, image 0004, #62 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 006, sub-image 001, #62 (£).

Printed sources

Maps

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Notes

  1. 1848 tithe award for the township of Agden in the parish of Rostherne, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 006, image 0004, #62 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 006, sub-image 001, #62 (£).
  2. Dodgson, John McN.; Rumble, Alexander R. The Place-Names of Cheshire, pts. I-V (English Place-Name Society, vols. XLIV-XLVIII, LIV, LXXIV) (Cambridge, 1970-72; [s.l.], 1981; Nottingham, 1997), vol. II, pp. 42, 43; see. vol. V, pt. I:ii, pp. 205-207 and 220 for the place-name elements; also see vol. V, pt. 1:ii, p. 401.


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