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Hampole is a small village and a civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. The eastern boundary of the parish is marked by the Great North Road, and the parish lies in what was once the Barnsdale Forest.

Hampole itself is a village situated on the A638 road. It is located at approximately 53°35'10.0?N, 1°14'0.00?W at an elevation of around 30 metres above sea level.

Hampole railway station opened in January 1885 and closed on 7 January 1952.

In addition to Hampole, the parish contains the hamlet of Skelbrooke, located approximately 1.2 miles north at an elevation of around 35 metres above sea level. The village has a 12th century church. Close to the church is Skelbrooke Hall, the grounds of which contain some outstanding examples of ash and sycamore.

By the A1 road, near Skelbrooke, is Robin Hood's Well, with its stone cover designed by John Vanbrugh. There is also a Little John's Well to the west of Hampole village.

Hampole lies about two miles north west of the model village of Woodlands; and of Highfields Wood, where there is a stream known as Robin Hood's stream.

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This is also the name given to the Richard of Hampole

Richard Rolle de Hampole Feastday: September 29 1349


English mystic and hermit. Born at Thornton, Yorkshire, England, circa 1300, he was educated at Oxford and in Paris from 1320-1326, before entering into the life of a hermit on the estate of a friend, John Dalton of Pickering in 1326. After several years of intense contemplation, he took to wandering across England, finally settling down at Hampole where he assisted the spiritual development of the nuns in a nearby Cistercian community. He died there on September 29. Richard was very well known and his writings widely read during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He was one of the first religious writers to use the vernacular. A cult developed to promote his cause after miracles were reported at his tomb, although the cause was never officially pursued. His works include letters, scriptural commentaries, and treatises on spiritual perfection. Perhaps his best known writing was De Incendio Amoris. He also wrote a poem, Pricke of Conscience.


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