Papplewick Close (Tuckswood, Norwich)
|Vicinity||In Tuckswood, between Ipswich and Hall roads, Norwich|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-01-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.
Papplewick Close, a cul-de sac in Tuckswood, may be regarded as the extension of Friar Tuck Road on the southern side of Robin Hood Road. This short street is named after Papplewick in Nottinghamshire, the home of Maudlin, a witch in Ben Jonson's Robin Hood-themed drama The Sad Shepherd. This rather slender connection with Robin Hood is reinforced locally – in Papplewick, not necessarily in Papplewick Close – by the claim that Allen a Dale was married or buried (or both) in Papplewick. With so many streets in the Tuckswood neighbourhood to be given Robin Hood-inspired names, imagination was given a free rein.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.