Robin Hood Field (Helsby)

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Coordinate 53.271308, -2.77177
Adm. div. Cheshire
Vicinity Eastern corner of Chester Road and Lower Robin Hood Lane, Helsby
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1844
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The former Robin Hood Field.
Peeping into Robin Hood Field from Lower Robin Hood Lane / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-04.

Robin Hood Field in Helsby is first recorded in 1844. It was named after the Robin Hood pub which was 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 it was named after the pub. It occupied an area corresponding in present day terms roughly to that bounded by Lower Robin Hood Lane, Sherwood Grove, Parkfield Drive and Chester Road (A56).


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'.