Plumpton Park (Middleton by Wirksworth)
|Vicinity||Middleton by Wirksworth|
|First Record||c. 1500|
according to an 1841 Enclosure Award.
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.
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 a field name in Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire. The source is an 1841 Enclosure Award. As is usually the case with field-names, this Plumpton Park is not found on the 6" O.S. maps of the area (see maps listed in Maps section below).
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire XXXIV.SW (1884; surveyed 1879)
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire XXXIV.SW (1900; surveyed 1898)
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire XXXIV (1924; rev. 1920)
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire XXXIV.SW (1924; surveyed 1920)
- 6" O.S. map Derbyshire XXXIV.SW (c. 1948; surveyed 1938).
- Cameron, Kenneth. The Place-Names of Derbyshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXVII-XXIX) (Cambridge, 1959), pt. II (1959), p. 398.