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Robin Hood Way (Winnersh)

Locality
Coordinates 51.435555555556, -0.87222222222222
Adm. div. Berkshire
Vicinity E of Robinhood Lane in Winnersh
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record
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Robin Hood Way, Winnersh
Robin Hood Way, Winnersh / Google Maps Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-05-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

Robin Hood Way, now a residential street in Winnersh, was part of the original Robinhood Lane, before the course of the latter was changed sometime during the 20th century.

Travelling NNE on Robinhood Lane, just after passing Arbor Lane on the left, one sees on the right an odd-looking arrangement where a bit of metal railing and a narrow foot walk cut across, and block car access to, a side street. This side street is Robin Hood Way, whose present course Robinhood Lane used to follow. To reach the former the motorist must now drive another 50 meters along the latter before turning right. At least as late as 1956, and probably after 1959 (see 1" O.S. maps listed below), Robinhood Lane still followed the old course, but sometime thereafter the course of the road south of Arbor Lane was extended in a straight north-north-easterly line (to become Davis Street after about 500 meters), and direct car access to the old course of the road – now renamed Robin Hood Way – was cut off to ensure that traffic would follow the new course.

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