Plompton  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Plompton like this:

PLUMPTON, or Plompton, a township in Spofforth parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles S by E of Knaresborough. It contains the village of Plumpton-square. Acres, 2, 250. Real property, £2, 617. Pop., 219. Houses, 39. The property belonged, for about 600years, to the Plumpton family; passed to the Lascelles; and belongs now to the Earl of Harewood. Sir W. Plumpton and his uncle Archbishop Scroop, were beheaded for rebellion in 1405.

Plompton through time

Plompton is now part of Harrogate district. Click here for graphs and data of how Harrogate has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Plompton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Plompton, in Harrogate and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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