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a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 391 400 (2003 est). Area: 410 sq km (158 sq miles)
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  • Thus they came by easy stages and slow journeying until they reached the Nunnery of kirklees.

  • kirklees Priory is on the left or north bank of the river Calder, a few miles north of Huddersfield.

  • Cf. the commission to the rector of Aberford to be custos of kirklees about the same time.

  • "I will go to my cousin, the prioress of kirklees, for she hath much knowledge of healing," he said.

    Stories of Robin Hood Bertha E. Bush
  • A certain one sayeth that upon a stone at kirklees is an old inscription.

  • In it we read how he visited his cousin, the Prioress of kirklees Nunnery, for the purpose of being bled.

    The Dukeries R. Murray Gilchrist
  • It is a concise little history, beginning with the first day of his outlawry, and ending with the fatal scene at kirklees.

    The Dukeries R. Murray Gilchrist
  • His wound was beating red-hot irons into his heart; hardly could they get him from his horse to the gate of kirklees.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick

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