Plumpton Park (Stow) (1)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.326827, -0.67853
Adm. div. Lincolnshire
Vicinity In Stow; c. 90 m SW of the church
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct?
First Record 1839
A.k.a. Plumpton Parke
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Plumpton Park, Stow

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2023-05-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2023-05-18.

In the Gest, King Edward is exasperated at noticing the scarcity of deer in Plumpton Park after Robin and his men have been poaching there during their stay with the knight. We should almost certainly take this to be in Lancashire, but it could just possibly be some place King Edward is meant to have visited after his progress in Lancashire. As Lincolnshire is a neighbouring county it is conceivable, though not likely, that a Plumpton Park in that county may have been intended.

Two plots of land in Stow (c. 12 km NW of Lincoln), were known as Plumpton Park in 1839. The northernmost of these, the topic of this entry, was situated between the remnants of the moat in Stow Park and Stow Park Road, c. 90 m SW of St Mary's Church. The 1839 tithe award for the parish of 'Stowe' lists William Hall, Esquire, as landowner and Robert Burnham as occupier. 'Plumpton Park' is listed under 'Name and description of lands and premises', state of cultivation was arable, and the area was 28 acres, 3 roods and 1 perch (116372.41 m2).[1]


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  1. Tithe award for the parish of Stowe (1839) (Piece 20, Sub-Piece 315, Image 028, #28 – at The Genealogist) (£); Tithe map for the parish of Stowe (1839) (Piece 20, Sub-Piece 315, Sub-Image 001, #28 – at The Genealogist) (£).