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The centre of Hartshead village
Hartshead is located in West Yorkshire
Hartshead shown within West Yorkshire
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53°41′53″N 1°43′30″W / 53.698°N 1.725°W / 53.698; -1.725Coordinates: 53°41′53″N 1°43′30″W / 53.698°N 1.725°W / 53.698; -1.725

Hartshead is a village in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, west of Dewsbury and near Hartshead Moor.

The village has pre-Norman Conquest origins; the Walton Cross dated from the 8th century.

Patrick Brontë met his wife, Maria Branwell (they met in Rawdon, some dozen or so miles away from Hartshead)[1] in 1811, when he was parson of Church of St Peter, Hartshead, 1881|St Peter's Church. They were married in Guiseley and became the parents of Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë.

Kirklees Hall is between Hartshead and the nearby village of Clifton.

Robin Hood is reputed to have been buried near Hartshead. The exact place is not known, as the gravestone has been moved at least 3 times.


  1. ^ Juliet Barker The Brontes

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