Hampole

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Coordinates: 53°35′10″N 1°14′15″W / 53.586016°N 1.237426°W / 53.586016; -1.237426

Hampole
Hampole is located in South Yorkshire
Hampole
Hampole
 Hampole shown within South Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Doncaster
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DONCASTER
Postcode district DN6
Dialling code 01302
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Doncaster North
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Hampole is a small village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the eastern boundary of the parish is marked by the Great North Road, and the parish lies in what was once the Barnsdale Forest. It has a population of 187.[1]

Hampole railway station opened in January 1885 and closed on 7 January 1952.

In addition to Hampole, the parish contains the hamlet of Skelbrooke, located approximately 1.2 miles north at an elevation of around 115 feet above sea level. The village has a 12th-century church. Close to the church is Skelbrooke Hall, the grounds of which contain some outstanding examples of ash and sycamore trees.

By the A1 road, near Skelbrooke, is Robin Hood's Well, with its stone cover designed by John Vanbrugh. There is also a Little John's Well to the west of Hampole village.

Hampole lies about two miles north west of the model village of Woodlands; and of Highfields Wood, where there is a brook known as Robin Hood's Brook.

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Media related to Hampole at Wikimedia Commons