1831 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England (06)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1831
Author Lewis, Samuel
Title A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions
Mentions Robin Hood's Grave [Kirklees Priory]; Kirklees Priory
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Robin Hood's Grave at Kirklees.
Nathaniel Johnston's drawing of Robin Hood's grave

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


 KIRK-LEES, a hamlet in that part of the parish of Dewsbury which is in the wapentake of Morley, West riding of the county of York, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from Huddersfield. The population is returned with the parish. Here was a Cistercian nunnery, erected in the reign of Henry II., by Reynerus Flandrensis, and dedicated to the Virgin and St. James, the revenue of which, at the suppression, was valued at £20. 7. 8.: the celebrated Robin Hood was buried here, where his tomb is yet to be seen.[1]

Source notes

Capitals and small caps as in printed source.

IRHB comments

An expanded entry is found in the 1848 edition of this work. See 1848 - Lewis, Samuel - Topographical Dictionary of England.




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