John Nevison
(1639-1685)

Died aged c. 46

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Nick Harrison on Flickr
Bill Henderson on Geograph

John Nevison (1639-1685), the famous robber and highwayman, seen by some as a latter-day Robin Hood, was reputedly arrested in The Three Houses Inn at Sandal prior to his conviction and execution at York in 1685

Three Houses Inn, 379 Barnsley Rd, Wakefield, United Kingdom where they reputedly arrested

Nevison's Leap Named after John or William Nevison 1639-1685, a notorious highwayman reputed to have leapt on horseback across the then narrower road cutting to escape his pursuers. Dick Turpin's ride from London to York was in fact a feat of Nevison's.

approx 300m from the pub towards Pontefract, Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract, United Kingdom where they leapt on horseback across the then narrower road cutting to escape his pursuers

Here Nevison killed Fletcher, 1684

Howley Hall Ruins, Batley, United Kingdom where they shot (1684)