Papplewick Close (Tuckswood, Norwich)

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Coordinate 52.607517, 1.280978
Adm. div. Norfolk
Vicinity In Tuckswood, between Ipswich and Hall roads, Norwich
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record
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Papplewick Close (Tuckswood, Norwich).
Papplewick Close in Tuckswood, Norwich / Google Earth Street View.

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.


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