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Robin Wood's Rock (Beadnell Bay)

Locality
Coordinates 55.538333333333, -1.6286111111111
Adm. div. Northumberland
Vicinity In Beadnell Bay, North Sunderland
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1866
A.k.a. Robin Hood's Rock
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Robin Wood's Rock.
Robin Wood's Rock from the air / Google Earth.
Robin Wood's Rock partly exposed by the ebbing tide / © Russel Wills and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.
Robin Wood's Rock fully exposed by the low tide / © N. Chadwick and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-09. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-01.

Robin Wood's Rock is a whin point in the North Sea, c. 480 meters from the coast at high tide, c. 140 meters at low tide, in Beadnell Bay, Northumberland. As Dobson & Taylor note, 'Wood' was a not uncommon alternative for 'Hood' in the 17th and 18th centuries.[1] For other examples of 'Wood' for 'Hood', see the page on Wood for Hood. A standard work on the coastal geography of England and Wales cites the name of this locality as 'Robin Hood's Rock'.[2] So far the earliest reference I have is the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1886 (see Maps section below).

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