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Robin Hood Junction (Forest of Dean)

Locality
Coordinates 51.804184, -2.637713
Adm. div. Gloucestershire
Vicinity Junction of the A4136 and B4228, c. 1.2 km NW of Coleford
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record
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Robin Hood Junction, Forest of Dean
Looking roughly south at the Robin Hood Junction, Forest of Dean / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-19.

The junction of the A4136 and B4228 in the Forest of Dean, north of Coleford, is known as the Robin Hood Junction.


The junction is mentioned several times in a 2017 neighbourhood development plan.[1] The earliest online source revealed by a somewhat cursory search is a news item in a local newspaper from 2010.[2] An entry on the website of the Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts notes that

The junction was originally a sharp fork slightly to the north west of its current location but was re-modeled in the 1990s to the layout we see today. The original junction can be clearly seen on satellite images and on the B4228 approaching the A4136 as a gap in the trees. Part time traffic lights control the junction.

It is not known to IRHB how long the junction has been named after the outlaw. However, there can be little doubt that the name was inspired by that of the Robin Hood Mine Pit, an abandoned mine in the immediate vicinity last worked during WWII.

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