Robin Hood and Little John (Portsmouth)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 50.791219, -1.108741
Adm. div. Hampshire
Vicinity Corner of West and Tower streets, Portsmouth
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1784
A.k.a. Robin Hood
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The most likely location of the Robin Hood and Little John.
The Robin Hood and Little John probably lay here / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

The Robin Hood and Little John in West Street, Portsmouth, was in existence by 1784 and closed in 1894.

The land on which it stood was leased to John Boyart for a thousand years in 1691, but the Robin Hood pub itself is first recorded in Sadler's Directory (1784).[1] In trade directories, censuses etc. the address is often given simply as West Street, but sometimes it is 1 or 2 West Street. In 1823 and 1828 it is given as Tower Street, a street that meets up with West Street at the southwest corner of the latter. So in all probability the pub was situated on the corners of these streets. Information from street and trade directories, censues etc. has been gathered by John Pomeroy[2] and the Pub Wiki.[3]

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