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1775 - Watson, John - History and Antiquities of Halifax (2)

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Date 1775
Author Watson, John
Title The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire
Mentions House where Robin Hood lived

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-18.

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Callis. An house which some believe to be the oldest in the vicarage, and where tradition sais [sic] that Robin Hood some time resided; but no other marks of its antiquity appear at present, than that the north part of it is studded after the manner of building in former times. It might take its name from the Latin word Callis, which meant a path made by wild beasts in forests and mountains, and there was certainly fine shelter hereabouts for the deer in winter, and therefore a proper place for the residence of Robin Hood, who lived by his bow.[1]

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