Kirklees Priory

Kirklees Priory, near Brighouse, was a small nunnery founded in the mid C12, replacing a medieval settlement. The priory is often associated with the legend of Robin Hood who, it is said, fired an arrow from his deathbed in the priory's gatehouse to select his burial place. Today the Kirklees Priory site is in the present-day Kirklees Park, near Brighouse. The notes accompanying each photograph are from a series of lectures first given to the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society by Mr. George Hepworth around 1916.