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- Robin Hood's Grave The legend of Robin Hood says that, when lying on his deathbed in the gatehouse at Kirklees Priory in Yorkshire, he determined his final resting-place by firing an arrow from the window. Wherever it fell, there he would be buried. Little John, who was said to have been present, promised to carry out Robins wishes. The original grave slab has long disappeared. It was replaced by the present neglected and overgrown monument: hammer-dressed stone walls with ashlar copings surmounted at its four corners by fluted Doric columns capped by finials, enclosed by cast-iron railings in the 19th century. Built into the north wall is a tablet with a Victorian inscription: Hear Underneath dis laitl stean Laz robert earl of Huntintun 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 600 metres from Kirklees Hall, near Hartshead, West Yorkshire. On the private Kirklees estate and not open for private viewing. OS ref: SE170160 . Channel 4 - History
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