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Tours > Robin Hood's Yorkshire > Loxley

Loxley
Three miles north-west of Sheffield, West Riding (307899)

In the parish of Bradfield, three miles north-west of Sheffield, Loxley is thought by some to be the birthplace of Robin Hood. The place-name (of which there are three in England) is first associated with Robin's birth in the so-called Sloane Manuscript of about 1600 and was later reinforced by Sir Walter Scott in his 'Ivanhoe' (1820). The foundations of Robin's traditional birthplace were apparently visible in Little Haggas Croft as early as 1637. Whilst a nearby pub, called the 'Robin Hood,' is locally said to have been (or built on the site of) one of the outlaw's many watering holes.

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