Robin Hood

 
 


Hood & John

Location: Alwalton (Cambridgeshire) - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Two stones in this churchyard are named Robin Hood and Little John, and are thought to be markers where arrows from the famous bandits fell.


 
 


Colour Shifting Woman

Location: Barlborough (Derbyshire) - Barlborough Hall (currently Mount St Mary's College)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nights of the Full Moon (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that a phantom woman, reported as being grey blue or white, haunts this Elizabethan hall. A room in the upper part of the building is home to a ghostly blood stain belonging to a murdered priest - the story says it took many decades to be cleaned up, and even now it periodically returns. The hall was also once home to Robin Hood's long bow, now kept at Renishaw Hall, and local tradition has it that Robin and Marian were married in a nearby church.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Barnsdale Forest (Yorkshire) - Robin Hood's Grave
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The area around the site thought to be Robin Hood's final resting place (one of them!) is said to be haunted by a white lady who drifts around the area.


 
 


Will Scarlet

Location: Blidworth (Nottinghamshire) - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: Will is said to be buried in the churchyard in a grave the shape of an arrow.


 
 


The Friar's Fight

Location: Blidworth (Nottinghamshire) - Fountain Dale
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is thought to be the location where Robin Hood and Friar Tuck first met and fought.


 
 


Robin's Home

Location: Burghwallis (Yorkshire) - Robin Hood's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The well marks the area which was once Barnsdale Forest, a huge expense of woodland suitable for a rogue's hideaway.


 
 


The Grave

Location: Crosby Ravensworth (Cumbria) - Cairn on the fell
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A cairn here has been named as a likely burial place of Robin Hood.


 
 


Marriage Tree

Location: Doveridge (Derbyshire) - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Maid Marian and Robin Hood are said to have been married under the old yew tree which stands in the churchyard.


 
 


Hiding Place

Location: Edwinstowe (Nottinghamshire) - Major Oak, Sherwood Forest
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Tree still present
Further Comments: It is widely believed that Major Oak, the largest oak in England, was used by Robin Hood to hide from his enemies.


 
 


Hood's Marriage

Location: Edwinstowe (Nottinghamshire) - St Mary's Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The wedding of Robin Hood and Maid Marian is said to have taken place in this church.


 
 


Little John

Location: Hathersage (Derbyshire) - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The grave of one of Robin Hood's merry men, Little John, is said to be in this place of rest - the area where the body lies is three meters long. His longbow was once on display in the church, but was removed in 1729.


 
 


Hood's Grave

Location: Kirklees (Yorkshire) - Kirklees Park
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A grassy mound in the park is said to hide the body of folk hero Robin Hood, the location where his arrow landed after being fired from his death bed from Kirklees Abbey. Some claim to have seen a ghostly arrow hit the spot before vanishing.


 
 


Hood

Location: Llansannan (Clwyd) - Robin Hood's Grave (tumulus)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Some have named this site as the final resting place of Robin Hood. It is reputedly haunted, and some still avoid passing the tumulus at night.


 
 


Birthplace

Location: Loxley (Yorkshire) - No exact area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Loxley has been named as the most likely birthplace of Robin Hood.


 
 


Prioress of Kirklees

Location: Mirfield (Yorkshire) - Three Nuns public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1985 onwards, investigated by GCUK in 2013
Further Comments: Doors have opened unaided and shadowy figures spotted in this building. Ghost Chasers UK reported that the building was haunted by two spirits; a nun named Katherine Grice who killed herself on site, and the Prioress of Kirklees, who bled Robin Hood to death.


 
 


Targets

Location: Otterford (Somerset) - Robin Hood's Butts
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three tumuli here were said to have been used by Robin Hood for target practice. The area is also reputedly home to a phantom possession of soldiers, and when treasure hunters tried to raid the tumuli, the dirt is said to have replaced itself as quick as it was removed.


 
 


Hood's Pot

Location: Oxton (Nottinghamshire) - Oxton (or Oldox) Camp, Robin Hood's Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A barrow on this hill is named Robin Hood's Pot, and legend has it Hood concealed his stolen loot here. Roman coinage has been found in the barrow.


 
 


Alan A' Dale's Marriage

Location: Papplewick (Nottinghamshire) - St James' Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alan A' Dale, one of Hood's loyal men, is said to have been married in this church.


 
 


Well Dressed Man

Location: Penistone (Yorkshire) - Cannon Hall, area around the Deer Shed
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This figure, which would disappear if approached, was thought to be the ghost of a local man who had fell in love with a family maid; they had arranged to run away together, but this was prevented, so the man joined the army. He died soon after, and his ghost returned to what should have been his romantic rendezvous point. In 1729, the hall became home to Little John's bow after it was removed from Hathersage church.


 
 


Hidden Gold

Location: Robin Hood's Butts (Somerset) - Exact location unknown
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Under these man made hills is a fortune in gold - alas, it is impossible to dig up, as any hole made quickly refills itself by supernatural means.


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