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Latitude: 53.6897 / 53°41'22"N
Longitude: -1.7373 / 1°44'14"W
OS Eastings: 417444
OS Northings: 421505
OS Grid: SE174215
Mapcode National: GBR JT9S.N2
Mapcode Global: WHC9W.8JY7
Entry Name: Robin Hood's Grave
Listing Date: 3 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184066
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338861
Location: Calderdale, WF14
Electoral Ward/Division: Brighouse
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Hartsheadst Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
BRIGHOUSE KIRKLEES PARK
SE 12 SE
4/122 Robin Hood's Grave
3. 1. 67
Memorial and grave stone. C18. Hammer-dressed stone walls with ashlar copings
surmounted at 4 corners by fluted columns of Doric type capped by finials and
enclosed by cast iron railings. Built into the north wall is a tablet with C18
inscription in Chaucerian language reading:
'Hear Underneath dis laitl stean
Laz robert earl of Huntingtun
Ne'er arcir ver az hie sa geud
An pipl Kauld im robin heud
Sick utlawz az hi an iz men
Vil england nivr si agen
Obiit 24 Kal Dekembris 1247'
The enclosure protects a fragment of the reputed grave, plundered formerly for
pieces which were supposed to cure toothache. G. Hepworth, Brighouse, its
scenery and antiquities, (Halifax 1885), p.12.
Listing NGR: SE1744421505
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