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Robin Hood’s Well, Higham, Lancashire

Sacred Well: OS Grid Reference – SD 81755 35151 Archaeology & History On the north-side of the River Calder, a short distance above the riverbank below Pendle Hall—as shown on the earliest OS-map of the area, but without a name—the local … Continue reading

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Cratcliff East Enclosure, Harthill, Derbyshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2259 6238 Getting Here Taking the roughly north-south road betwixt the village of Elton and the town of Youlgreave, rising up to see the great rock outcrop of Robin Hood’s Stride, park-up by the roadside … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & Little John Stones, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Standing Stones (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – NZ 9171 0952 Also Known as: Robin Hood’s Pillars Archaeology & History References to these old standing stones are scarce—at least in archaeology books anyway.  Even the usually diligent masters of Burl (1993) … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & Little John, Castor, Northamptonshire

‘Standing Stones’:  OS Grid Reference — TL 1395 9839 Also Known as: St. Edmund’s Stones Archaeology & History A curious and intriguing site with as many questions about its nature as there is its folklore.  Moved around by the irritating … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Hartshead, West Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 17884 23487 Also Known as: Ladies Well Getting Here This can take a little bitta finding if you don’t know the area. So it’s best starting from Hartshead church, right on top of … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s Stone, Allerton, Liverpool, Lancashire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 3997 8638 Archaeology & History Similar in size and appearance to one of the cup-marked Tuilyies standing stones in Fife, Scotland, it was our old ley-hunter, Alfred Watkins, who described this stone in … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s Bed, Blackstone Edge, Lancashire

Legendary Rocks: OS Grid Reference – SD 97204 16356 Getting Here Follow the same directions to get to the Aiggin Stone.  Once here, go over the stile by the fence opposite towards the great geological ridge less than half-a-mile south.  … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s Penny Stone, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid References – SE 01831 28436 Also Known as: Robin Hood’s Pennystone Robin Hood’s Rock Getting Here If you follow the directions to reach the Churn Milk Joan stone, then continue onto the moor following the same directions … Continue reading

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Castle Hill, Kirklees, Brighouse, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 173 216 Getting Here Along the Brighouse to Mirfield A644 road, a half-mile east of M62’s junction 25 on Wakefield Road, note the woodland on your left-hand side, above the walling.  Although on allegedly … Continue reading

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Nine Stones Close, Harthill, Derbyshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2254 6264 Also Known as: Grey Ladies Hartle Moor Stone Circle Getting Here From Bakewell take the A6 Matlock road, follow this till just past the signs for Haddon Hall where you take … Continue reading

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