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Robinhood Meadow (Ilford)

Locality
Coordinates 51.5594, 0.0797
Adm. div. Essex, now Greater London
Vicinity S. side of High Road, E. of Riches Road, W. of Green Lane; extending about as far S. as Chamberlain Close
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1844
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The site of Robinhood Meadow.
The area outlined in red was once Robinhood Meadow. / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-02-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-09-22.

Robinhood Meadow is listed as a field name in the 1844 tithe award for Barking. The meadow was situated on the south side of Ilford High Road, extending east from the present Riches Road to present Green Lane and about as far south as present Chamberlain Close. It covered an area of 40316.81 m2. Its owner and occupier was a John Scrafton Thompson.[1]

The rough contours of the meadow are drawn in on one of the maps below. The area is entered in two parts in the tithe award, a fact I have attempted to reflect on the map. In addition to this, the long, narrow tongue extending left in the map is not part of the meadow proper but is entered separately from the two parts of the meadow as "Shrubbery (in Robinhood Meadow)", with an area of 581.74 m2, "Wood" as state of cultivation, and the same owner/occupier as the meadow.[2]

Two closes c. 500 m NE of Robinhood Meadow were named the Little Johns,

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Image 112 (subscription required)
  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Image 113 (subscription required)
  • Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Sub-Image 001 (subscription required).

Maps

Maps of the area; Robinhood Meadow not labelled.

Background

Also see

Notes

  1. Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Image 112, Nos. 1274 and 1274 a (subscription required). Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Sub-Image 001 (subscription required).
  2. Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Image 113, Nos. 1275 (subscription required). Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Sub-Image 001 (subscription required).