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Plumpton Park (Middleton by Wirksworth)

Coordinate 53.083, -1.571
Adm. div. Derbyshire
Vicinity Middleton by Wirksworth
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct?
First Record c. 1500
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Middleton by Wirksworth, in whose vicinity was situated a field called Plumpton Park
according to an 1841 Enclosure Award.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-30.

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 a field name in Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire. The source is an 1841 Enclosure Award.[1] 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).


[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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