Robin Hood, West Yorkshire

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Robin Hood
Robin Hood is located in West Yorkshire
Robin Hood
Robin Hood
 Robin Hood shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE325275
Metropolitan borough City of Leeds
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WAKEFIELD
Postcode district WF3
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°44′N 1°30′W / 53.73°N 1.50°W / 53.73; -1.50

Robin Hood is a village in West Yorkshire, England, within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, with Wakefield WF3 postcodes. It is part of the Ardsley and Robin Hood ward, and in the new Morley and Outwood parliamentary constituency. It is on the A61 between Leeds and Wakefield, close to Rothwell and Lofthouse.

History[edit]

Robin Hood

It was in origin a coal-mining community, its mines at their peak employing several hundred underground workers for the firm J&J Charlesworth, but the last mine closed in the 1960s. There has been considerable residential development in recent years.

Football club[edit]

Robin Hood Athletic football club were crowned division one champions of the West Yorkshire football association league 2013–14 and will play in the premier division from season 2014–15. The team, managed by Ian Walker, play from Coach ground located just behind public house the Coach and Horses.

The folk hero connection[edit]

The village has a suspected link with the medieval folk hero Robin Hood as some of the original legends do mention an "Outwoods" (most likely the Outwood of Wakefield nearby) and the original legends also mention a "Stane Lea" (the nearby village of Stanley). Also, most of the original Robin Hood ballads have him operating in and around Barnsdale forest which is close to Wakefield and surrounding areas.[1]

Notable former residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ For more information, see: "The Robin Hood Handbook" by Mike Dixon-Kennedy 2006

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