Robin Hood, West Yorkshire


Robin Hood, West Yorkshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Robin Hood
latitude= 53.73
longitude= -1.50
population =
metropolitan_borough= City of Leeds
metropolitan_county= West Yorkshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
constituency_westminster=
post_town= WAKEFIELD
postcode_area= WF
postcode_district = WF3
dial_code= 0113
os_grid_reference= SE325275

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.

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

External links

* [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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