Robin Hood signpost (Bassenthwaite)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 54.691352, -3.197804
Adm. div. Cumberland
Vicinity At intersection of the Rake and the road to Uldale; c. 1.5 km N of Bassenthwaite
Type Artifact
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record
A.k.a. 1866
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Signpost pointing to the hamlet of Robin Hood, at intersection of the Rake and the road to Uldale.
Sign pointing to Robin Hood, at intersection of the Rake and the road to Uldale / Jan Pedersen and Jill Boyes, 8 July 2020.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-13. Photo courtesy Jan Pedersen and Jill Boyes.

A signpost at the intersection of a road named 'The Rake' and the road to Uldale, c. 1.5 km N of Bassenthwaite, points to the hamlet of Robin Hood (Bassenthwaite), located c. 1.5 km to the south and c. 2 km NE of Bassenthwaite.

As early as 1866, OS maps of the area include the label 'Guide post' at this intersection, though on the SE corner and not on the N side of the Road to Uldale, opposite the Rake. Since the hamlet of Robin Hood (Bassenthwaite) was already in existence, the signpost likely also read 'Robin Hood' back then.

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