Plumpton Park (Stannington)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.400553, -1.551387
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Area bounded by Spout Lane (SW), Storrs Lane (W) and a footpath (E and N), on Storrs/Stannington boundary
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct
First Record c. 1500
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A wooded area in Stannington near Sheffield was known as Plumpton Park in the mid-19th century.
This area was known as Plumpton Park in the mid-19th century / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-04-27. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-11.

An area in Stannington, bordering Storrs, near Sheffield, was known as Plumpton Park in the mid-19th century. It is one of a surprisingly large number of plots of land in the North and North Midlands recorded under that name in tithe awards. As Robin Hood experts will know, it was 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 discovered to his chagrin that Robin Hood had severely depleted the stock of deer. Though that Plumpton Park is most probably to be thought of as the locality in Lancashire, this is not certain, and it seems best, therefore, to record all occurrences of the name.

The field name occurs in the 1846 tithe award for Stannington, Storrs and Dungworth with James Stanley as landowner, Jonathan Revitt as occupier, an area of 1 acre, 3 roods and 24 perches (531.15 m2), and 'Rough Grass & Plantation' listed under 'State of Cultivation'.[1]

Gazetteers

Sources

  • 1846 tithe award for Stannington, Storrs and Dungworth, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 375, image 112, item 514 (£)
  • accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 375, sub-image 001, item 514 (£).

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Notes

  1. 1846 tithe award for Stannington, Storrs and Dungworth, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 375, image 112, item 514; accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 375, sub-image 001, item 514 (£).