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Robin Hood (Wakefield)

Locality
Coordinates 53.741388888889, -1.5080555555556
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 2.5 km SW of Rothwell
Type Settlement
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1841
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Robin Hood.
Street view in center of Robin Hood / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

The first mention of a hamlet or village named Robin Hood c. 2.5 km south-west of Rothwell is found in an 1841 MS Tithe Award.[1] Dobson & Taylor refer to an O.S. map from the same year.[2] The village grew after a mine was opened there in the mid-19th century and miners settled in the neighbourhood. The mine closed in the 1960s; the village is now a residential area. Several localities in the area are/were named after Robin Hood (the village and/or the outlaw).

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