Papplewick

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Coordinates: 53°03′00″N 1°11′00″W / 53.05°N 1.183333°W / 53.05; -1.183333

Papplewick
Papplewick is located in Nottinghamshire
Papplewick
Papplewick
 Papplewick shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 620 
District Gedling
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Nottingham
Postcode district NG15
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sherwood
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The parish of Papplewick is situated towards the west of central Nottinghamshire, to the north of the town of Hucknall. It has an area of 7.15 km². The village of Papplewick is located in the west of the parish. It is 7.5 miles (12 km) north of Nottingham and 6 miles (10 km) south of Mansfield. In 1991, there were 620 people living in the parish, occupying 255 dwellings (1991 census data). In medieval times the village marked the southern gateway to Sherwood Forest.

Papplewick has numerous community and social groups, a village hall, a pub, The Griffin's Head and an ancient church. Tourist attractions in the parish include the village conservation area, where there are 18th-century cottages and Papplewick Hall. Papplewick Pumping Station is a working museum. It comprises a steam-powered pumping engine and its grounds. It is situated in the east of the parish, approximately 1 mile (2 km) east of the village. Surrounding the parish are areas of woodland, which are accessible to the public by a network of footpaths.

A local legend dictates that the body of Alan-a-Dale, one of Robin Hood's men was buried in Papplewick.

Papplewick is included in Nottinghamshire's Hidden Valleys district.

Papplewick Hall was built between 1781 and 1787 for the Hon. Frederick Montagu. The church of St James, in the grounds of the Hall, was built in 1795.[1]

From 1894 to 1974 the parish was part of Basford Rural District. It was then transferred to Gedling Borough. However, a small part of the parish had been transferred to Hucknall Urban District Council in 1935.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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