Friar Tuck's Well (Blidworth)
|Vicinity||2.2 km NW of Blidworth|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-10-05. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
Friar Tuck's Well is situated on the east of Fountain Dale. This chalybeate spring once was surrounded by a low wall and an ornate iron railing; the water emerged from a pipe, traces of which can still be discerned as a dark patch close to the top of Antony Dixon's photo below, and trickled down the "stairs" seen in the centre of the photo. Its waters were believed to possess medicinal properties. The well is now overgrown, the immediate surroundings boggy and the stonework broken.
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 302, s.n. 'Friar Tuck's Well'.
- Geograph: SK5656: 'Friar Tuck's Well' by Antony Dixon
- HolyAndHealingWells: 'Perhaps not so jolly old
- HolyAndHealingWells:: 'Friar Tuck’s Well…new…well actually old photos', by pixyledpublications'.
- 6" O.S. map Nottinghamshire XXVIII.SW (1885; surveyed 1877-83)
- 6" O.S. map Nottinghamshire XXVIII.SW (1900; rev. 1897-98)
- 6" O.S. map Nottinghamshire XXVIII.SW (1920; rev. 1913)
- 6" O.S. map Nottinghamshire XXVIII.SW (1939; rev. c. 1949).