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Tours > Robin Hood's Yorkshire > Robinhood Village

Robinhood Village
Near Rothwell, four miles south-east of Leeds, West Riding (326274)

Robinhood Village was, before 1860, a cluster of buildings surrounding a colliery, quarry and bridge. According to legend, Robin Hood of Wakefield and a gang of poachers used to meet at a lonely well on the moor of Rothwell Hay. A well bearing the inscription "Robin Hood" was found by stone quarriers in 1842, but it is now buried in the disused quarry. A local legend says that Robin was a butcher of Wakefield and that one night Robin and his friends met near the royal hunting park of Rothwell Hay. They were captured and later joined the army of Thomas of Lancaster against Edward II, becoming outlaws after the Earl's defeat at Boroughbridge in 1322.

Next Stop: Kirklees Priory, Brighouse, West Riding

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