- Robin Hood, West Yorkshire
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Robin Hood
City of Leeds
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
postcode_district = WF3
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 Leedsand Wakefield, close to Rothwell and Lofthouse.
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.
Robin Hood Athletic football club currently plays in Division One (second tier) of the West Yorkshire Association football league.
The village has no known connection with the legendary medieval folk hero
Robin Hood, beyond the name. Although Sherwoood industrial estate lies within the village
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Rothwell/index.html The ancient parish of Rothwell] at
GENUKI: Robin Hood was in this parish [Robin Hood Athletic Football Club: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/robinhood1/]
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