Rowena Avenue (Kirk Sandall)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.55121, -1.067302
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Connecting Cedric Road and Ridgewood Avenue in Kirk Sandall
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record 1930
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Rowena Avenue, Kirk Sandall.
Rowena Avenue, Kirk Sandall / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-18.

Rowena Avenue is one of a cluster of eleven, mainly residential, streets with Robin Hood/Ivanhoe-themed names in Kirk Sandall. As can be seen on 25" and 6" O.S. maps of the area published c. 1930, the road was then planned or under construction. It is named on the maps. In Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1820), the lovely Lady Rowena is the ward of Cedric the Saxon, the father of Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Cedric wants her to marry Athelstane the Saxon, but she is in love with Ivanhoe, of course.

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