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Robin Hood (Royston, Barnsley) (2)

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Coordinate 53.60221, -1.443307
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Royston, Barnsley
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1845
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Robin Hood was the name of two fields in Royston. One of them is indicated here
Looking north-east from Robin Hood Avenue. This area was a field named Robin Hood in the mid-19th century / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-15-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.

Robin Hood is listed twice as a field name in the 1845 MS Tithe Award for Royston,[1] which is now a suburban village within the Metropolitan borough of Barnsley, located c. 14 km SW of Wentbridge. With the aid of the MS tithe award[2] and accompanying map,[3] a georeferenced 6" O.S. map of the area online at NLS,[4] and Google Maps, it is possible to establish the coordinates of this locality fairly accurately. The field, shaped roughly like a mirror image capital 'L', is shown (but not named) on 6" O.S. maps of Royston from the period 1894-1949 on the north side of Senior Lane, which morphed into Midland Road during this period. The present Robin Hood Avenue (Royston, Barnsley) more or less forms the western boundary of the area. During the period covered by the O.S. maps at NLS an estate named Jubilee Terrace was located near its northern boundary. The tithe award lists the land as arable, its owner as Jonathan Ball, its occupier as William Woodcock. The plot is listed as "Robin Hood & Road", the area taken up by the road being listed as waste.

Robin Hood Avenue must obviously have been named after the field. The other field called Robin Hood was located a mere 400 m to the north-west.


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