Plumpton Park Plantation (Noblethorpe)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Locality
Coordinate 53.54277, -1.575342
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity S side of Barnsley Road in Noblethorpe, c. 600 m SW of Silkstone, c. 6.4 km W of central Barnsley
Type Area
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct
First Record 1845
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The former Plumpton Park Plantation, Noblethorpe
On the left, the former Plumpton Park Plantation, Noblethorpe / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-02-11.

A wooded area on the south side of Barnsley Road in Noblethorpe, c. 600 m SW of Silkstone, c. 6.4 km west of Barnsley, was known as Plumpton Park Plantation 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. 'Plumpton Park' is of course 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 notes the shortage of deer due to the activities of Robin Hood there. Though this Plumpton Park is most probably to be thought of as the locality in Lancashire, this is not entirely certain, and it is of interest, therefore, to know what other localities or areas are or were named 'Plumpton Park'.

The field name occurs in the 1845 tithe award for Silkstone, where it is listed with Sarah Ann Clarke and others, executors of Robert Coldwell Clarke, as owners/occupiers, an area of 1 acre and 20 perches (4552.71 m2), and nothing entered under 'State of Cultivation', no doubt because this was given in the place-name element 'Plantation'.[1] The area is not clearly demarcated on the tithe map and is not included in the O.S. maps of the area listed below. Its status is given as 'Defunct' in the infobox, but this is a guess.

Gazetteers

Sources

  • 1845 tithe award for Silkstone, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 355, image 534 item #180 (£)
  • 1845 tithe map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 355, sub-image 001, item #180 (£).

Gazetteers

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Notes

  1. 1845 tithe award for Silkstone, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 355, image 534 item #180; accompanying map, online at the Genealogist, piece 43, sub-piece 355, sub-image 001, item #180 (£).