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Robin Hood Inn (Overseal)

Locality
Coordinates 52.735642, -1.565264
Adm. div. Leicestershire
Vicinity 1 Burton Road, Overseal, Swadlincote
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1842
A.k.a. Ye Old Robin Hood; Robin Hood Hotel
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The Robin Hood Inn.
The Robin Hood in the late 19th or early 20th century / Hall, R.B. Burton Road, Overseal (9-16) ([s.l.], [s.d.]). Photographic postcard (monochrome). 147 x 87 mm. Private collection.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-08-07.

The village of Overseal, presently one of the southernmost settlements in Derbyshire, belonged to Leicestershire until 1897.[1] I am not aware when the Robin Hood in Overseal was established, but it is listed in trade directories at least as early as 1842 (and again in 1846, 1850, 1863 and 1877).[2] In 1853 it was noted that its sign read:

Robin Hood is
Dead and gone:
Pray call, and drink
With Little John.[3]

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