Papplewick (Hucknall)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.052266, -1.183722
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity c. 700 m NE of Hucknall
Type Settlement
Interest Literary locale
Status Extant
First Record c. 1637?
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Papplewick seems rather too idyllic for witches / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-01-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Ben Jonson's Sad Shepherd (c. 1637?) includes in its list of dramatis personae "Maudlin, the envious, the Witch of Papplewick".[1] According to the Wikipedia article on this locality, "A local legend dictates that the body of Alan-a-Dale, one of Robin Hood's men, was buried in Papplewick",[2] while according to Dobson & Taylor, St James Church in Papplewick was "[a]llegedly the church at which Allen a Dale was married with the assistance of Robin Hood", a tradition which they think almost certainly "originates from the appearance of the witch of Papplewick in Ben Jonson's The Sad Shepherd".[3]





Named after Papplewick

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