Plumpton Park (Brailsford)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 52.989875, -1.645573
Adm. div. Derbyshire
Vicinity c. 750 m NE of point at Yeldersley Lane where a road leads to Dam and Kismet Farms
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct?
First Record 1837
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Part of a field here was formerly known as Plumpton Park.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-11.

A close in Brailsford, located c. 750 m NE of the point at Yeldersley Lane where a road leads NE to Dam and Kismet Farms, was known as Plumpton Park in 1837. This is also the name in the Gest of Robyn Hode of an area – probably near the home of the knight Sir Richard at the Lee – where King Edward discovers to his chagrin that Robin Hood has severely depleted the stock of deer. Though this latter Plumpton Park is most probably to be thought of as the locality in Lancashire, this is not entirely certain, and it seems best, therefore, to record all occurrences of the name.

The field name occurs in the tithe award for the parish of Brailsford, where the landowner is recorded as 'Ferrers', i.e. Washington Shirley, 8th Earl Ferrers (1760–1842),[1] the occupier as John Wallbank, the state of cultivation as 'Arable' and the area as 3 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches (14771.03 m2). Two other plots figure as 'Plumpton Close'.[2] See detail of O.S. map with Plumpton Park indicated in maroon in image gallery below.

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • 1837 tithe award for the parish of Brailsford, online at the Genealogist, piece 08, sub-piece 035, image 026, #114; and see piece 08, sub-piece 035, image 018, #787, #793 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 08, sub-piece 035, sub-image 001, #114, #787, #793 (£).

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Notes

  1. Wikipedia: Washington Shirley, 8th Earl Ferrers.
  2. 1837 tithe award for the parish of Brailsford, online at the Genealogist, piece 08, sub-piece 035, image 026, #114, and see #114, #787, #793 (£); accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 08, sub-piece 035, sub-image 001, #114, #787, #793 (£).


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