Place:Plumpton, Sussex, England

Alt namesPlumpton-Boskagesource: Family History Library Catalog
Plumpton Greensource: village in parish
Coordinates50.9°N 0.07°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoLewes Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Street Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chailey Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Lewes District, East Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Plumpton is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The village is located five miles (8 km) northwest of Lewes. The parish measures 6.5 miles in length on its north-south axis and 1 mile at its widest on the B2116 Underhill Road. The southern half of the parish lies within the South Downs National Park and at the highest point, 214m (702 feet), the South Downs Way traverses the crest of Plumpton Plain. The parish includes the small village of Plumpton adjacent to the Downs and to the north the larger village of Plumpton Green where most of the community and services are based.

Plumpton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having a church and two mills, and is shown as "Pluntune", meaning 'town or settlement where plum-trees grew'.

The area of the parish is 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi). In the UK census of 2011 the population was 1,644.

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