Plumpton Park (Clifton)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||Intersection of Green Balk and Ruddle Lane, c. 700 m E of Clifton; c. 2 km SSE of Conisbrough|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-10-30. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-10-30.
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 is perhaps worth noting that "Plumpton Park" occurs as the name of a field, c. 700 m east of Clifton (c. 2 km SSE of Conisbrough), in the 1839 Tithe Award for Clifton Crookhill and Butterbush.
The south edge of this triangular field extended c. 90 m east along a road named Green Balk, its eastern edge ran NNE until it met up with Ruddle Lane in the North, the lane forming its western edge. The 25" O.S. map views listed in the Maps section below are centered on a field, numbered 217 in the maps, whose eastern edge runs NNE – parallel to that of Plumpton Park – from Green Balk about 180 m east of the intersection of that road and Ruddle Lane. Plumpton Park thus formed the south-western part of this larger triangular area. It is listed as item 116 in the Tithe Award, its owner a Joseph Turner, its occupier a John Jargen, with an area of 3 acres and 7 perches (12317.62 m2) and with state of cultivation given as "Grass".
[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.
- The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 104, Image 132, Item 116; tithe award (subscription required)
- The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 104, Sub-Image 001, Item 116; tithe map (subscription required).
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.3 (c. 1892; surveyed c. 1890). No Copy in NLS
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.3 (1902; rev. 1901) (georeferenced)
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.3 (1902; rev. 1901)
- 25" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.3 (1929; rev. 1928)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 290 (1854; surveyed 1850-51)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.NE (1903; rev. 1901)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.NE (1903; rev. 1901) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.NE (1930; rev. 1928)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXC.NE (1950; rev. 1948).