Robin Hood Field (Helsby)

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Coordinate 53.273216, -2.769395
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity In or near Helsby
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1845
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Helsby, in or near which Robin Hood Field was located.

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

Robin Hood Field in Helsby is first recorded in 1844. It was named after the Robin Hood pub until recently located on its south-western corner, the intersection of Chester Road and Lower Robin Hood Lane.

The field is listed in the 1844 tithe award for Helsby with a Henry Haspell as owner, John Lewis, Jr., as occupier, state of cultivation as 'Pasture', and an area of 6 acres, 31 roods and 9 perches (55846.62 m2).[1] Like several other fields in the imemdiate vicinity is was named after the pub.


MS sources

  • 1844 Tithe award for Helsby, online at the, piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 013, item 144 (subscription required)
  • Accompanying map, online at the, piece 05, sub-piece 199, sub-image 001, item 137 (subscription required).

Printed sources


Also see


  1. Online at the, piece 05, sub-piece 199, image 013, item 144 (subscription required); 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. III, p. 238, dates it 1845 and refers to it as 'TA 199'.