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Robin Hood

Robin shoots his last arrow.

As mentioned earlier nothing remain of the priory itself, the final remnants being used to construct Kirklees Hall. The Gate House is the sole remaining building from the priories time and it was the scene for a famous piece of folk lore.
According to legend:
After many years living in the forest Robin was feeling old
He could no longer rob the rich Norman Noblemen that travelled along the forest roads, and the group of outlaws were starting to disband. Alana Dale had returned to his village with his wife and Will Scarlet had become a poacher once again.
Robin mentioned to Little John that he felt unwell.

"I am going to see the Prioress at Kirklees Priory. She is family and can help me John" he said
"Then I shall come with you Robin, for you look too unwell to travel alonel" The two outlaws began travelling to the Priory hoping that Robin could be healed.
After arriving at the Priory and giving the Prioress money, Robin was taken to a small room,
"I am going to cut your arm and let the bad blood leave your body" the Prioress said to Robin. 
Robin laid on a bed and rested while the Prioress cut his arm.
The Prioress left the room, and told Little John to leave him alone.
"He needs his rest. Do not go in at all please"
Little John felt uneasy and an hour after the Prioress had gone away he went into the room.
He saw Robin lying on the bed, and the blood dripping from his arm into a bowl. Little John looked at the bowl wondering why the blood was not filling up the bowl.
He picked up the bowl and saw a hole at the bottom. Robin had been tricked - and now he had lost too much blood to leave and was very weak.
"I will burn down this Priory for what has happened" Little John angrily told Robin. "No John", replied Robin, "I have never harmed a woman. I will not start now. Pass me my bow. I will fire an arrow from here out of that window. Where it lands I want you to bury me".
Robin Hood slowly lifted his bow. With the last of his strength he fired his last arrow out of the Priory window and into the wood.

The following morning Little John buried the greatest outlaw Sherwood Forest had ever seen

Mirfield Robin Hoods Grave

Robin Hoods Grave Early 1900's

Well if you haven't guessed by now, Robin died in the Priory Gatehouse and his last arrow was shot from the upper window there. It must have been rather a good shot for a dying man because it travelled six hundred yards uphill!
Anyway, there he was buried under a stone slab just off the path of the old Dewsbury to Elland Road. (Opposite to Robin Hood's Cottage.)  

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