Plompton manor

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NamePlompton manor
Alternative NamesPlumpton; Pluntone
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishPlompton

"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)

Gatehouse Comments

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.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE357540
HyperLink HyperLink HyperLink

No photos available. If you can provide pictures please contact Castlefacts

Most of the sites or buildings recorded in this web site are NOT open to the public and permission to visit a site must always be sought from the landowner or tenant.

Calculate Print


  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Stapleton, Thomas (ed), 1839, Plumpton correspondence; A series of letters chiefly domestick (London: for the Camden Society) p. lxxxvi online copy


  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1907, The itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543 (London: Bell and Sons) Vol. 1 p. 87 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1900, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward IV. Henry VI (1467-77) p. 421 online copy