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Friar Tuck's Well (Blidworth)

Coordinate 53.1059, -1.1512
Adm. div. Nottinghamshire
Vicinity 2.2 km NW of Blidworth
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1885
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Friar Tuck's Well, immediately NE of Fountain Dale, another Robin Hood-related locality.
Friar Tuck's Well (photo by Antony Dixon)
The well is in a sorry state (photo by 'pixyledpublications')

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.[1]




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