Plumpton Park (Low Bradfield, Sheffield)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 53.420942, -1.606683
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 10 km WNW of Sheffield?
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct
First Record c. 1500
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Plumpton Park.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-08-11.

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, and in that case, a possible locality is a Plumpton Park or Plumpton Close in Low Bradfield that figures in MS sources of 1792 and/or 1796 according to A. H. Smith,[1] who also cites the related name Plumpton Lane, a place-name that still survives. Immediately north of Plmpton Lane is a small wooded area. Perhaps this was once known as Plumpton Park?


[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.[2]



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