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