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Robin Hood's Grave

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighouse, Calderdale

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Coordinates

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

Plus Code: 9C5WM7Q7+V3

Entry Name: Robin Hood's Grave

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338861

Location: Kirklees Park, Calderdale, WF14

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Brighouse

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hartsheadst Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Description


BRIGHOUSE KIRKLEES PARK
SE 12 SE
4/122 Robin Hood's Grave
3. 1. 67
II

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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