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Did you know that Robin Hood’s right hand man - Little John - is buried in a huge grave at the church in Hathersage? He is said to have returned to his native village after burying Robin Hood ; there he prepared his own grave beneath an ancient yew in the churchyard. The alternative and far less romantic explanation for the stones marking the head and foot of the ‘grave’ is that they were the local standard for the pole, a measurement of 16 feet six inches.

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