Robin Hood and Little John (Hatfield Woodhouse)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.571073, -0.975078
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1841
A.k.a. Robin Hood Public House; The Robin Hood
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Site of the Robin Hood.
Robin Hood and Little John on Main Street in Hatfield Woodhouse, 10 April 2007. By November 2009 the pub had closed / Bill Henderson via Geograph, under Creative Commons Licence.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-12.

In existence by 1841, the Robin Hood pub in Hatfield Woodhouse was severely damaged in a fire in 2009, at which time the pub had been empty for several years.

The earliest record of this pub known to IRHB is the tithe award for the parish of Hatfield, drawn up in 1841. It lists the property as 'Robin Hood Public House & Garth', providing the following details: area 3 roods and 16 perches (3439.83 m2); landowner: John Burton; occupier: John Croft. State of cultivation is listed as "Grass".[1] The earliest map evidence we have found so far is a 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1853, based on surveying done in 1849-53 (see Maps section below).

According to a newspaper article published in October 2009, the pub had then remained empty for several years. After Hatfield Woodhouse residents campaigned to save the pub, major renovations were announced by its manager Andrew Hempsall in April 2009. "The new Robin Hood was set to contain a bar, community area and dining room", but on 14 October 2009 the pub was severely damaged in a fire. An arson probe was underway as of that date.[2]

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1841 tithe award for the parish of Hatfield, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 43, sub-piece 196, image 075, #1370 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 43, sub-piece 196, sub-image 196 (£).

Maps

Background

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Notes

  1. 1841 tithe award for the parish of Hatfield, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 43, sub-piece 196, image 075, #1370 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.com, piece 43, sub-piece 196, sub-image 196 (£).
  2. Doncaster Free Press: Arson probe underway following Doncaster pub fire (14 Oct. 2009).