Plumpton Park (Bolton-by-Bowland)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||c. 600 m N of Bolton-by-Bowland|
|First Record||c. 1500|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-05-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.
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. Plumpton Park is listed in an 1840 MS tithe award as the name of a field c. 600 meters north of Bolton-by-Bowland. The locality is not labelled or indicated on any of the O.S. maps listed below.
[Gest; c. 1500:]
All the passe of Lancasshyre
He went both ferre and nere
Tyll he came to Plomton Parke
He faylyd many of his dere.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- 1840 Tithe award for Nolton-by-Bowland, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, piece 43, sub-piece 341, image 060 (subscription required)
- accompanying map, online at the , piece 43, sub-piece 341, sub-image 001 (subscription required).
- A Gest of Robyn Hode', st. 357.
Maps of area. Plumpton Park not indicated or labelled.
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV.12 (1894; surveyed 1893)
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV.12 (1909; rev. 1907)
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV.12 (1909; rev. 1907) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 165 (1850; surveyed 1847)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV (1896; surveyed 1892-93)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV.SE (1910; rev. 1907)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CLXV.SE (1910; rev. 1907) (georeferenced).