Plumpton Park (Knotts)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.9712, -2.3794
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity 1.7 km WSW of Knotts, 400 m N of Champion; c. 5 km E of Slaidburn
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct
First Record 1846
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A field formerly known as 'Plumpton Park (Knotts)'.
Photo taken c. 75 m NW of the close formerly known as Plumpton Park. The camera was looking NW, i.e. away from 'Plumpton Park', but this is as close as we get / Chris Heaton, 18 Apr. 2014, Creative Commons.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-04-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-17.

A close located c. 1.7 km WSW of Knotts, 400 m N of Champion, and c. 5 km E of Slaidburn, was known as Plumpton Park in 1846. 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 "[t]ownship of Grindleton within that part of the Parish of Mitton which is in the West Riding of the County of York", where its owner and occupier is recorded as Thomas Pickover, its area as 2 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches (10648.29 m2).[1]

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MS sources

  • 1846 tithe award for "Township of Grindleton within that part of the Parish of Mitton which is in the West Riding of the County of York", online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 183, image 140 (subscription required)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 183, sub-image 002 (subscription required).

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Notes

  1. 1846 tithe award for "Township of Grindleton within that part of the Parish of Mitton which is in the West Riding of the County of York", online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 183, image 140; accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 183, sub-image 002 (subscription required).