Plumpton Park (Low Bradfield, Sheffield)
|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Vicinity||c. 10 km WNW of Sheffield?|
|First Record||c. 1500|
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, 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.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- A Gest of Robyn Hode, st. 357.
- Hall, Thomas Walter. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Edmunds Collection Including Charters, Court-Rolls and Estreats Relating to Worsborough, Stainborough & Barnsley Near Sheffield Sheffield, 1924, pt. 3, inter pp. 196-21; cited in Smith (see next).
- Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), pt. 1, p. 238.