Robinhood Pool (Hazel Grove)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.368, -2.0942
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity On the north side of Buxton Road, immediately west of Norbury Hollow Road
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1881
A.k.a. Robin Hood Pool; Pond
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The site of Robinhood Pool.
The site of Robinhood Pool / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-06-21.

The Robinhood Pool was located immediately east of the Robin Hood Inn in Hazel Grove, south of Stockport. The earliest known reference to the name 'Robinhood Pool' is an O.S. map from 1881.

The pool figures as 'Pond' tout court in the 1849 tithe award for Norbury Moor. The then township of Norbury, with Norbury Moor, is now part of Hazel Grove. The landowner was Thomas Legh, Esq., the occupiers Clayton & Brooke. The property covered an area of 2 roods and 25 perches (2655.75 m2).[1] There cannot be much doubt that the pool was named after the pub.

This is not the only pool located close to a Robin Hood pub. In Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, across the street from a public house named the Robin Hood we find Robin Hood Dip, which contains a small island, the Giant's Grave.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1849 tithe award for the 'Township of Norbury in the Parish of Stockport' [actually Norbury Moor], online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 297, image 008, #269 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 297, sub-image 001, #269 (£).

Printed sources

Maps

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Notes

  1. 1849 tithe award for the 'Township of Norbury in the Parish of Stockport' [actually Norbury Moor], online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 297, image 008, #269 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 05, sub-piece 297, sub-image 001, #269 (£). Also see Dodgson, John McN.; Rumble, Alexander R. The Place-Names of Cheshire, pts. I-V (English Place-Name Society, vols. XLIV-XLVIII, LIV, LXXIV) (Cambridge, 1970-72; [s.l.], 1981; Nottingham, 1997), vol. I, p. 288.