The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.
The church stands apart from the village, within the precincts of the Hall Grounds.
The church nave was rebuilt in 1795.
Papplewick is thought to be the burial place of Alan A'Dale - one of Robin Hood's men.
St. James' Church has two large ancient stone slabs on its floor with carvings of longbows and hunting horns. These are thought to mark the graves of foresters, the medieval officials of the royal hunting forest.
The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of St. James Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2009.
And Richard VINCE has a photograph of the Church tower on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2013.
Papplewick is both a small village and a parish in central Nottinghamshire about 135 miles north of London, 9 miles north of Nottingham and 7 miles south of Mansfield. Hucknall lies just to the south-west. The parish covers about 1,766 acres and includes Newstead Priory.
The village of Papplewick is located in the west of the parish on the east bank of the River Leen. The village is closely allied to the village of Linby, further to the west. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A60 trunk road north out of Nottingham and turn left (west) onto the B6011 arterial road. This will take you to the village after about 1 mile.