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Tours > Robin Hood's Yorkshire > Robin Hood's Penny Stones

Robin Hood's Penny Stones
At Wainstalls (possibly 046284) and Midegeley Moor (018284)

Robin Hood's Penny Stones are to be found close to Halifax, one at Wainstalls and the other on Midgeley Moor in the Pennines. Robin is reputed to have stood close to the Standing Stone near Sowerby and thrown a great stone which landed at Wainstalls on the other side of the Calder Valley. This was known as Robin Hood's Penny Stone until it was destroyed. Of the stone at Wainstalls, Watson, an eighteenth century writer, reports that, "Robin Hood is said to have used it to pitch with at a mark for amusement and to have thrown it off an adjoining hill with a spade as he was digging." This stone was later broken up by road menders.

Next Stop: Robin Hood's Stone, Keighley, West Riding

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