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Church of St James, Papplewick (geograph 3830882).jpg
St James' church
Papplewick is located in Nottinghamshire
Papplewick shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 756 (2011)
Shire county
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
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53°03′00″N 1°11′00″W / 53.05°N 1.183333°W / 53.05; -1.183333Coordinates: 53°03′00″N 1°11′00″W / 53.05°N 1.183333°W / 53.05; -1.183333

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), increasing to 756 at the 2011 census.[1] 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 nearby working museum comprising steam-powered pumping engines, cooling pond and grounds. It is situated in open agricultural land to the east of the parish, approximately 1 mile (2 km) east of the village but is 3 miles (4.8 km) distanced along the winding country lanes. 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.[2]

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 in 1935.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin, p.288.

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