Robin Hood Road (Brentwood)
|Vicinity||Connecting Ongar Road, to the north, and Doddinghurst Road, to the south|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.
Very likely Robin Hood Road just north of Brentwood, Essex, takes its name from the Robin Hood pub which was located at its northern end. The pub is still there but has been renamed the Robin. Robin Hood Road, about 200 m long and roughly the shape of an ice hockey stick, connects Ongar Road and Doddinghurst Road. It is not found on any of the 6" O.S. maps of the area available online at NLS; no doubt it was constructed sometime in the 20th century. The coordinates cited above are for the NW end of the road, those for the SE being something like 51.6276, 0.2989.
- 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.