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Plompton manor

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Plumpton; Pluntone

In the civil parish of Plompton.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE357540
Latitude 53.98088° Longitude -1.45682°

Plompton manor has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


"From Gnarresborow over Nid river almost al by wood a mile to Pluntone, wher is a park and a fair house of stone with 2 toures longging to the same." (Leland)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1474 Feb 11 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


William Plompton was granted a licence to crenellate 'walls and towers around and within his manor of Plompton' in 1474, along with licence to impark all his lands in Plompton. The Plumpton's died out in 1749 and there lands were sold, by Act of Parliament, to Daniel Lascelles who demolished the manor house. The manor house was presumably on, or near to, the mid C18 house call Plompton Hall. Site of a DMV. Lascelles did not complete his grandiose scheme for a new house and park but it would seem likely he did have the money to completely demolish the earlier house leaving little opportunity to say much about this house other than it did exists and it had two towers.
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