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Robin Hood Road (Ravenscar)

Locality
Coordinates 54.397339, -0.497773
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 700 m SW of Ravenscar
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record
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Approximate location.
Looking west from Robin Hood Road / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

Robin Hood Road is a short (700 m) stretch of road leading from Raven Hall Road to Brow Moor. The name is indicated on Google Earth; it is probably of modern date. Beacon Howes about 350 m west of the road were known as Robin Hood's Butts as early as 1682, but by 1828 this name had been transferred to three mounds lying 1.4 km to the north-west on Stoupe Brow, Brow Moor. Perhaps someone with antiquarian interests who knew that the nearby Beacon Howes had once been named after the outlaw thought this fact should be commemorated in the name of this little road.

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