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[[File:{{#var:Pnimage}}|thumb|right|500px|On the Pennine Way, not far from Eastwood. Was Callis somewhere in the vicinity? / Google Earth Street View.]]
 
[[File:{{#var:Pnimage}}|thumb|right|500px|On the Pennine Way, not far from Eastwood. Was Callis somewhere in the vicinity? / Google Earth Street View.]]

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Probable location of 'Callis'.

[[File:|thumb|right|500px|On the Pennine Way, not far from Eastwood. Was Callis somewhere in the vicinity? / Google Earth Street View.]]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-31. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.

By the last quarter of the 18th century there was a local tradition in the Halifax area to the effect that Robin Hood had resided in a house called Callis. Watson who reports this tradition puts his entry on Callis under the township of Sowerby,[1] but the closest known places named Callis are now administratively within the township of Erringden. A.H. Smith cites the place-names Callis, Callis Bridge, and Callis Nab and Wood under Erringden. He explains Callis as "[p]robably a pseudo-manorial name from the surname of Adam de Calys" who figures in 1371; "Calys" is said to be Calais, the French town. Smith cites a 1571 will that mentions "my playces called Calys", while a few 16th and 17th century record sources are listed for Callis House.[2]

It is clear from the 1775 allusion that Callis was in or near a wooded area. While the place-name Callis House no longer appears to exist, Callis Wood lies in Erringden, just across the Calder from Charlestown. Callis House may have been located near this wood.

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