2006

SE1721 : Robin Hood's Grave, Clifton

taken 18 years ago, near to Roberttown, Kirklees, England

Robin Hood's Grave, Clifton
Robin Hood's Grave, Clifton
The enclosure was built in the 18C in an attempt to stop people from chipping pieces from the gravestone, which were supposed to cure toothache. The iron cage was made by the Birkenshaw Iron Works. Unfortunately at some time in the 20C the grave was badly damaged by vandals using oxy-acetelyne equipment to cut through the iron bars, and toppling two of the decorative corner posts. Why anyone should take the trouble to do this is a mystery, as nothing was taken. The tablet was also made in the 18C and reads, in Chaucerian language, 'Hear Underneath dis laitl stean Laz robert earl of Huntingtun Ne'er arcir ver az hie sa geud An pipl Kauld im robin heud Sick utlawz az hi an iz men Vil england nivr si agen Obiit 24 Kal Dekembris 1247' . Yew trees have been planted around the grave. Note that to see this you need to book a place on the twice-yearly Calderdale Heritage Walk in the Kirklees estate.

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Category: Graves
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SE1721, 84 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Humphrey Bolton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 29 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 May, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 174 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.3798N 1:44.2795W
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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