House is located in the Kirklees Estate on the border of the West
Yorkshire village of Hartshead
- The mansion has four bedrooms, a flying stair case and is surrounded by
750 acres of land
- Legend has it the hero, who was first mentioned in the 13th century, was
in the estate’s priory during his final days
- He is said to have fired an arrow from his bed and demanded
to be buried where it landed
15:23 GMT, 30 April 2014
16:58 GMT, 30 April 2014
A mansion on the site where fabled hero Robin Hood was said to have died has gone on sale for £1.3m.
The 17th century Carr House, located on the Kirklees Estate near the West Yorkshire village of Hartshead, has four bedrooms and is surrounded by 750-acres of land.
The Grade I-listed grand mansion is one of the most historic in Britain and features a ‘flying’ staircase and an oak room.
Legend has it that the folk figure, who was in the estate’s priory dying of old age, fired an arrow from his bed and demanded to be buried where it landed. His grave is in the back garden of the estate but is closed to the public.
Hood’s name was first mentioned in the late 13th century and has become a historic outlaw in folklore.
Halifax estate agent Charnock Bates describe the four-bedroom house as offering ‘unique and elegant living’.
To the rich: The historic Kirklees Hall estate outside the West Yorkshire village of Hartshead, thought to be the final resting place of outlaw Robin Hood, has been put on the market for £1.3millon
Resting place: The fabled legend, who has been referred to in folklore since the late 13th century, was thought to have been killed by an arrow from someone in the priory on the estate
Robin Hood was first referred to in the late 13th century. He is said to have been a relative of the Prioress and moved there when he fell ill. His grave is nestled in the grounds but is not open to the public
Entrance hall: The 17th century Grade I listed grand mansion is one of the most historic in Britain and features a ‘flying’ staircase and an oak room
Grand: The carpet-lined stairs, with gold ribbon attached to the bannisters, leads up to the mansion’s four bedrooms
Landing: A bust stands in front of the stairs of the large staircase. A corridor to the side leads to another wing of the house. Despite a recent renovation, the interior still boasts a spectacular array of original features
One of the four bedrooms in the house where a four poster bed sits under a chandelier. The property was last sold in 2009 for £1m
A spacious living room with curved, brick wall ceilings has three sofas and a coffee table. The whole estate was sold to a private buyer for £7m in February 2013
Spacious kitchen: Owners have an Aga, granite worktops and an adjoining dining space to entertain guests. Halifax estate agent Charnock Bates describe the four-bedroom house as offering ‘unique and elegant living’
Dining room: The mansion went through a major renovation in the 1990s under the auspices of English Heritage but has still maintained a number of its historical features
Gardens: The entire 750-acre estate belonged to the Armytage family from 1565 and Lady Margaret Armytage, who died in 2008, was the the last to live in the grounds
The drawing room could provide adequate space for an office or even a library. Cross swords and a stag’s head remain as evidence of the estate’s history
A separate living room allows residents to relax on leather sofa in front of an old, stone-rimmed fireplace. A bookshelf sits next to a statue in the corner of the room
Study: A desk with a large leather chair sits in front or large bay windows. The no-classical drawing room is scattered with artwork and classic lighting
Latrine: The toilet, attached by the wall to a wooden block, comes with a sink and modern lighting underneath a curved brick ceiling
Washing: The bathroom is smaller than the toilet, but has a tub fit for a aristocrat. A marble busts sits on a stand in the corner of the room
Steps to back door: The folk hero who robbed the rich is thought to have bled to death in the grounds after being betrayed by the Abbess of Kirklees in the 1200s
Nature: The estate, on the outskirts of the West Yorkshire village of Hartshead, is surrounded by large areas of grass and leads onto a river
Protected: The oak wall panels which surround the majority of the rooms in the house are insured for £750,000. Three other historic listed houses on the incredible Kirklees Priory are also for sale and cost between £425,000 and £625,000.
Luxurious: The formal living room has two large windows looking out onto the manicured ground. A library is neatly tucked away in the corner
View: Residents can look out into the Yorkshire countryside from one of the rooms upstairs. An open gate blocks the road which leads to the front of the house
Fable: Legend has it that Hood fired a bow from his bed at the Priory located in the grounds, despite being weakened by old age, and requested to be buried where the arrow landed
Military relics: A coat of arms stands holding an axe is placed next to a fireplace. Many stories surround the legend of Robin Hood, including one theory that he was a member of the aristocracy and dispossessed of all his possessions
Turquoise walls: Another of the bedrooms in Carr House with a full length mirror and large windows looking out onto the grounds
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Loughborough., United Kingdom,
What a sad lot they are in Yorkshire. First they try to claim Richard from Leicester, now they want Robin Hood from Nottingham. Next they will be saying that Ned Kelly was a Yorkshire man. Get real you Tykes.
39 minutes ago
Why so cheap? Surely it should get more that £1.3 million, more like double … I’m sure the running maintenance costs are high but still, for that price it’s a BARGAIN…
SCARBOROUGH, United Kingdom,
41 minutes ago
You shoot an arrow but fire a gun! There is no fire in an arrow or a bow!
Pog Mo Thoin, Ireland,
45 minutes ago
Morecambe, United Kingdom,
54 minutes ago
“FOUR BEDROOMS”? MUST BE VERY LARGE BEDROOMS!!
right here, United Kingdom,
1 hour ago
I really like this house! It’s a nice blend of old and new and I like the quirky features (plus the views from the windows are amazing), but it’s sad how my first question is ‘Does it have wifi?’. Now all I need is a spare 1.3 million and I’m good to go!
Birmingham, United Kingdom,
1 hour ago
Love it. Would move in tomorrow
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