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Tours > Robin Hood's Nottingham > Wellow Church

Wellow Church
On the A616, two miles south-east of Ollerton (671661)

Robin Hood is said locally to have made his bowstaves from the ancient yews in St. Swithun's Churchyard. The church is mostly 12th and 13th century, so it is the same building which Robin would have known, despite heavy restoration in Victorian times. Wellow is best known for its permanent Maypole in the centre of the village. It is one of the few left in the country and is still used every May Day. It is interesting to remember that it was Robin Hood's associations with these rural celebrations which appear to have led to the introduction of Friar Tuck and Maid Marian into his story.

A recent theory has also identified the motte and bailey of Jordan's Castle, just to the north-east of the village, as the home of Robin Hood's ally, Sir Richard of the Lee.

Next Stop: Edwinstowe Church, near Ollerton

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