Robinshood Marsh (Dengie)
|Vicinity||Immediately NW of Middlewick Windfarm|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-02-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
'Robinshood marsh' is listed as a field-name in the 1839 tithe award schedule for Dengie, Essex, with Captain Henry Fanshaw as landowner, James Malden as occupier, 'Pasture' as state of cultivation, and an area of 10 acres, 2 roods, 4 perches (42593.16 m2).
The field, situated immediately NW of Middlewick Windfarm retains the shape and size it had when the tithe award map was prepared. While the field still exists, I have no evidence to suggest that it has retained its name.
As far as I know, the form 'Robinshood' is unique. In view of the tendency to confuse 'Wood' and 'Hood', one might have suggested that 'Robinshood' was originally 'Robins Wood', were it not for the fact that Robinshood Marsh was located just c. 150 m SE of a grass area named Robinhood in Southminster, just over the (civil) parish border. Most likely 'Robinshood' is a mistake for "Robinhoods", "Robinhood's" or "'Robinhood'".
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- Tithe award for Dengie, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 108, Image 006 (subscription required)
- Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 108, Sub-Image 001 (subscription required).
- Waller, William Chapman, compil. 'Essex Field Names: Part III.—The Hundreds of Rochford, Dengie, and Thurstable', Transactions of the Essex Archæological Society, New Series, vol. VI (1898), pp. 258-77; see pp. 259, 273.
- 25" O.S. map Essex LXIII.7 (c. 1876; surveyed 1873). No copy in NLS.
- 25" O.S. map Essex LXIII.7 (1897; rev. 1895)
- 25" O.S. map Essex LXIII.7 (1897; rev. 1895) (georeferenced)
- 25" O.S. map Essex LXIII.3 (c. 1876; surveyed 1874). No copy in NLS.
- 25" O.S. map Essex n LXVI.14 (1922; rev. 1920)
- 6" O.S. map Essex LXIII (1880; surveyed 1873-74)
- 6" O.S. map Essex LXIII.NE (1898; rev. 1895)
- 6" O.S. map Essex LXIII.NE (1898; rev. 1895) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Essex nLXVI (1925; rev. 1920)
- Tithe award for Dengie, Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 108, Image 006; schedule (subscription required); Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 108, Sub-Image 001; map (subscription required).
- Blue Windfarm: Middlewick Wind Farm begins Commercial Operations.