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Church of St James, Papplewick (geograph 3830882).jpg
St James' church
Papplewick is located in Nottinghamshire
Papplewick shown within Nottinghamshire
Population756 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Papplewick
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNottingham
Postcode districtNG15
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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

Papplewick is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, 7.5 miles (12 km) north of Nottingham and 6 miles (10 km) south of Mansfield. It had a population of 756 at the 2011 census.[1] In the Middle Ages, 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, 18th-century cottages and Papplewick Hall.

Papplewick Pumping Station is a working museum comprising steam-powered pumping engines, cooling pond and grounds in open agricultural land 1 mile (2 km) east of the village. Surrounding areas of woodland 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. 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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