The Legends and Traditions of Huddersfield and Its District: Volume I, Part I was written by Philip Ahier and published in 1940 by the Advertiser Press Ltd. of Huddersfield.
© Philip Ahier
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Chapter I — Introduction
- a) On the Origin of Legends and Traditions
- b) "Faked" Legends
Chapter II — Legends Concerning Persons
- I. The Devil
- 1) The Devil at Netherton
- 2) The Devil at Roydhouse, Shelley
- 3) Old Nick in Quarmby
- II. The Legend of St. Lucius and Farnley Tyas Church
- III. The Traditional Visit of Paulinus to this District, 627-633 A.D.
- IV. Robin Hood at Kirklees Priory
- 1) Who Was Robin Hood?
- 2) The Sources of Robin Hood's Traditional Death at Kirklees
- 3) The Burial Place of Robin Hood and the Inscription Thereon
- V. Sir Richard Beaumont, 1574-1631 (Black Dick)
- VI. The Story of Father Hocker (or Hooker)
- VII. Sybil Brooke
- VIII. Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658
- IX. John Spencer, of Cannon Hall
- X. Charles Edward Stuart, 1720-1788 (The Young Pretender)
- XI. General James Oglethorpe, 1688-1783
- XII. Sir John Ramsden, 1755-1839