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The Robin Hood in Helsby was located on the corner of Chester Road and [[Lower Robin Hood Lane (Helsby)|Lower Robin Hood Lane]]. In existence by 1844 it was closed by 4 May 2009.<ref>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/garstonian/3501778930/in/album-72157616699601259/ Flickr: Garstonian: The Robin Hood, Helsby].</ref> Its name inspired those of several fields and streets in the immediate vicinity.
 
The Robin Hood in Helsby was located on the corner of Chester Road and [[Lower Robin Hood Lane (Helsby)|Lower Robin Hood Lane]]. In existence by 1844 it was closed by 4 May 2009.<ref>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/garstonian/3501778930/in/album-72157616699601259/ Flickr: Garstonian: The Robin Hood, Helsby].</ref> Its name inspired those of several fields and streets in the immediate vicinity.
  
The earliest record of the pub known to IRHB is the 1844 Helsby tithe award, which lists the plot of land as "Public House & Gardens".<ref>1844 Tithe award for Helsby, online at the [https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ Genealogist.co.uk], piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 017, item 137 (subscription required).</ref> The owner was then a Henry Lowe, the occupier an Elizabeth Bromley, the area was listed as 1 rood and 6 perches ({{AcreRoodPerchToM2|0|1|6}} m<sup>2</sup>). Although the name of the pub is thus not listed, there can be no doubt that it was already then trading as the Robin Hood. Surrounding fields were named [[Higher Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Higher Robin Hood Field]], [[Lower Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Lower Robin Hood Field]] and [[Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Robin Hood Field]] ''tout court'' while yet another was described as "Field below Robin Hood".<ref>For the latter see 1844 tithe award for Helsby, online at the [https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ Genealogist.co.uk], piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 016, item 146 (subscription required).</ref> These names must have been inspired by that of the pub. It is obviously not credible that the fields should already have been named after Robin Hood and someone should have decided to open a Robin Hood pub at the centre of the area.{{PnItemQry}}
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The earliest record of the pub known to IRHB is the 1844 Helsby tithe award, which lists the plot of land as "Public House & Gardens".<ref>1844 Tithe award for Helsby, online at the [https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ Genealogist.co.uk], piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 017, item 137 (subscription required).</ref> The owner was then a Henry Lowe, the occupier an Elizabeth Bromley, the area was listed as 1 rood and 6 perches ({{AcreRoodPerchToM2|0|1|6}} m<sup>2</sup>). Although the name of the pub is thus not listed, there can be no doubt that it was already then trading as the Robin Hood. Surrounding fields were named [[Higher Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Higher Robin Hood Field]], [[Lower Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Lower Robin Hood Field]] and [[Robin Hood Field (Helsby)|Robin Hood Field]] ''tout court'', while yet another was described as "Field below Robin Hood".<ref>For the latter see 1844 tithe award for Helsby, online at the [https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ Genealogist.co.uk], piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 016, item 146 (subscription required).</ref> These names must have been inspired by that of the pub. It is obviously not credible that the fields should already have been named after Robin Hood and someone should have decided to open a Robin Hood pub at the centre of the area.{{PnItemQry}}
 
== Gazetteers ==
 
== Gazetteers ==
 
* Not included in {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, pp. 293-311
 
* Not included in {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, pp. 293-311

Revision as of 17:23, 3 June 2019

Locality
Coordinate 53.2709, -2.77
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity In Helsby
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1844
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The site of the Robin Hood, Helsby.
The Robin Hood, boarded up and ready for demolition / Google Earth Street View, Aug. 2009.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-03.

The Robin Hood in Helsby was located on the corner of Chester Road and Lower Robin Hood Lane. In existence by 1844 it was closed by 4 May 2009.[1] Its name inspired those of several fields and streets in the immediate vicinity.

The earliest record of the pub known to IRHB is the 1844 Helsby tithe award, which lists the plot of land as "Public House & Gardens".[2] The owner was then a Henry Lowe, the occupier an Elizabeth Bromley, the area was listed as 1 rood and 6 perches (1163.47 m2). Although the name of the pub is thus not listed, there can be no doubt that it was already then trading as the Robin Hood. Surrounding fields were named Higher Robin Hood Field, Lower Robin Hood Field and Robin Hood Field tout court, while yet another was described as "Field below Robin Hood".[3] These names must have been inspired by that of the pub. It is obviously not credible that the fields should already have been named after Robin Hood and someone should have decided to open a Robin Hood pub at the centre of the area.

Gazetteers

Maps

MS sources

  • 1844 Tithe award for Helsby, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 017, item 137 (subscription required)
  • Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 05, sub-piece 199, sub-image 001, item 137 (subscription required).

Background

Also see

Notes

  1. Flickr: Garstonian: The Robin Hood, Helsby.
  2. 1844 Tithe award for Helsby, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 017, item 137 (subscription required).
  3. For the latter see 1844 tithe award for Helsby, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 016, item 146 (subscription required).