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Robin Hood Farm (Bassenthwaite)

Locality
Coordinates 54.684722222222, -3.1988888888889
Adm. div. Cumberland
Vicinity c. 550 m NNW of Bassenthwaite
Type Building
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record ?
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Robin Hood.
Robin Hood Farm / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-08-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-10.

Robin Hood Farm is situated c. 2 km NE of Bassenthwaite Lake and c. 0.5 km NNW of Bassenthwaite village in an area labelled 'Robin Hood' on the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1867 as well as subsequent revisions (see Maps section below). The name 'Robin Hood' may have originated as a name for the area, the present Robin Hood Cottage or, perhaps less likely, the farm. Not included on the O.S. maps, the name 'Robin Hood Farm' probably arose later, though hardly later than the 20th century, judging by the look of the sign next to the gate in the second photo in the Image Gallery below.

About 225 m SSE of Robin Hood is found Robin Hood Wood. For other Robin Hood names in the vicinity, see Robin Hood (Bassenthwaite) and Bassenthwaite place-name cluster.

Gazetteers

Maps

Vicinity, cottage or farm labelled 'Robin Hood'.

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