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Plumpton Park (Conisbrough)

Locality
Coordinate 53.4862, -1.2143
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity On E outskirts of Conisbrough, Valley View and Ealand Way, c. 110 m S of River Dun
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct?
First Record 1839
A.k.a. Valley View; Ealand Way
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An irregularly shaped field on what is now the eastern outskirts of Conisbrough was known as Plumpton Park in the mid-19th century.
The area now occupied by the residential streets Valley View and Ealand Way on the eastern outskirts of Conisbrough was once a field named Plumpton Park / Google Earth Street View.

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 an irregularly shaped field on what is now the outskirts of Conisbrough, c. 110 m south of River Don, in the Tithe Award for Conisbrough (1839 and 1860).[1]

The field occupied an area roughly corresponding to that of the present Valley View and Ealand Way, two residential streets. It is listed as plot 357 in the Tithe Award, its owners were William Darley (1839) and Andrew Montagu (1860), occupiers Richard Auty (1839) and Jonathan Kitchen (1860). It had an area of 1 acre and 1 rood (5058.57 m2) and its state of cultivation was given as "Arable" (1839, 1860).[2] The plot corresponds roughly to the field numbered 372 on the early 25" O.S. maps listed below.

Quotations

[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.[3]

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Sub-Image 207, Plot 357; tithe award (subscription required)
  • The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Sub-Image 245, Plot 357; tithe award (subscription required)
  • The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Sub-Image 001, Plot 357; tithe map (subscription required).

Maps

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Notes

  1. The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Image 207, Plot 357; Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Image 245, Plot 357; Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Sub-Image 001, Plot 357 (subscription required).
  2. The Genealogist, Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Image 207, Plot 357; Piece 043, Sub-Piece 109, Image 245, Plot 357 (subscription required).
  3. Gest, st. 357.