English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Plumbland

Historical Forms

  • Plumbelund c.1150 RegDun c.1225
  • Plumlund c.1175 Hesley 1328 Banco
  • Plumland 1278 Ass 1612 CW(OS)iii
  • Plumlaund 1278 Ass
  • Plumlond 1300 Ipm 1335 Misc
  • Plomland 1310 Pat 1439 Cl
  • Plomplande ib.
  • Plumpland 1425 Lowther
  • Plumbland(e) 1443 Cl 1485 Ipm


'Plum-tree grove,' v. lundr . Reginald of Durham (275) notes that the place is so called from the very dense woods with which it is surrounded, “lund denoting in the English (sic) idiom nemus pad donatum , i.e. grove devoted to peace.”

Places in the same Parish