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Hampole is a small village and 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. It has a population of 187.[1]

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 / 53.58611°N 1.23333°W / 53.58611; -1.23333Coordinates: 53°35′10.0″N 1°14′0.00″W / 53.58611°N 1.23333°W / 53.58611; -1.23333 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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