Will Scarlet's Grave (Blidworth)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.094167, -1.126667
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity In the graveyard of the Church of St Mary of the Purification or somewhere in nearby Sherwood Forest
Type Monument
Interest Local tradition
Status Extant
First Record
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The Church of St Mary of the Purification in whose graveyard Will Scarlet lies buried according to local tradition. That is, if it is not instead in nearby Sherwood Forest.
No one knows where the grave is; instead this marker commemorates the 'fact' that Will Scarlet is buried somewhere around here. It is a piece of the earlier church building / 'Chemical Engineer', 24 Jun. 2017, Creative Commons, via Wikipedia.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-24. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

In Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, there is a tradition that Will Scarlet lies buried in some unknown spot of the graveyard of the church of St Mary of the Purification. Since no one can point visitors to the grave, a piece of the old church building has been brought into service as a marker commemorating the 'fact' that the outlaw lies buried here somewhere.[1]

The coordinates I have chosen for this entry are those of the church.



Brief mention

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