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This is a National Register of Pounds and Pinfolds in England, by county, and is a work in progress. Entries will be made as I visit the site or receive confirmation of the location and condition preferably with a current photograph. Any background information or history is always appreciated and contributors of photographs will be acknowledged.

Although each and every site of a pound or pinfold is of historical significance I have decided to exclude from this register sites that do not have at least the outline of the pinfold or a significant part of the structure still observable.  

Interpretive Notes:

Location: Current English administative County names and boundaries are used.
Condition: This is designated as Complete (all walls intact though not necessarily at original height), Disrepair (some fallen walls), Derelict (outline structure only), Adapted (walls used for another purpose) or Incomplete (walls missing). 

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Location Condition Use Notes 
Bucklebury, Newbury Complete Monument Rectangular, brick with stone coping in good condition. Image(P)
Speen Complete Monument Post and rails mark the site at Pound Lane.
East Burnham  Complete Monument Listed rectamgular pound repaired in 1943. Image(EH)
Little Marlow Complete Monument Flint walls adjoining Manor House. Image(EH)
Coveney  Complete Monument Pound and adjoining Lock Up. Image(EH)
Sutton  Complete Monument Roadside rectangular pound probably C19. Image(EH)
West Wratting  Complete Monument Rectangular red brick pound with coping. Image(EH)
Bate Heath  Complete Monument Complete and in good condition.  Image(G)
Capenhurst  Complete Monument Restored by Parish Council. Image(G)
Aston Complete Monument Square structure with high walls.
Harthill Incomplete Store Much adapted but still with some original features.
Henbury Complete Monument Circular, listed and stabilised with cement coping.
Wardle Complete Monument Solid, rectangular and restored pinfold. See Gallery
St Day, Kerrier Adapted Store Circular and adapted for modern use. Image(EH)
Lesnewth Complete Monument Unusual pinfold set into the hillside in woods.
Biggin  Complete Monument Restored, circular,coping stones and wooden gate.
Curbar  Complete Store Well kept, circular with wooden gate.
Little Longstone  Complete Monument In corner of field built against farm buildings.
Monyash  Complete Monument At field edge, rectangular with information board.
Youlgreave Adapted Store Easily missed as it now encloses a shed. Image(P)
Leigh  Complete High walled pound. Image(EH)
Headlam  Complete Garden Large pound in centre of a common. See Gallery
Charfield  Complete Garden Square pound next to Pound View Cottage. Image(P)
Thornbury  Complete Garden Rectangular Pound attached to Town Lockup. Image(P)
Westerleigh  Adapted None High walled and altered for building development. Image(P)
Isle Of Man
St Johns Incomplete Monument Opposite church of St John. Wall only remaining.
Port Erin  Complete Store Under research / Seeking more information.
Isle of Wight
Freshwater Complete Monument Restored in 2007 by Parish Council
Abbeystead  Complete Monument In centre of  "Estate" village and in good condition.
Arkholme  Complete Garden Twin celled pinfold, Grade II listed. See Gallery
Bolton-le-Sands  Adapted Amenity Now semi circular, rubble wall with coping.
Brindle  Under research / Seeking more information.
Burrow  Complete Garden Under research / Seeking more information.
Broughton  Complete Monument Rectangular with floor below road level.
Great Eccleston Complete Monument Complete with wooden gate and in good condition. See Gallery
Churchtown  Complete Private In original state needing some consolidation.
Out Rawcliffe  Complete Monument Circular with coping stones and lintel over doorway.
Pilling Pinfold Complete Monument A "new" pinfold built on the site of the old one.
Riley Green  Under research / Seeking more information.
Slyne-with-Hest  Complete Monument Under research / Seeking more information. Image(G)
Tockholes  Under research / Seeking more information.
Wennington  Complete Monument Small Pinfold built with dressed stone and coping.
Yealand Conyers Under research / Seeking more information.
Yealand Storrs Complete Amenity Under research / Seeking more information. Image(P)
Bardney  Complete Monument Under research / Seeking more information. Image(G)
Heckington  Complete Amenity Under research / Seeking more information. Image(P)
Spital Pinfold Complete Monument Well maintained by Wirral Council. Image(P)
North Elmham  Complete Monument Square brick pinfold c 1830. Listed grade II. Image(P)
Alnwick Complete Traffic Island Circular in good condition.
Kirkby-in Ashfield Complete Monument Square with locked gate in a Conservation area.
Sutton-in-Ashfield  Complete Monument Square well built and maintained.
Ashfield, Oakhill Complete Amenity Renovated and partly rebuilt.
Stanton Prior  Complete Monument Round, high walled built with local "Bath" stone.  Image(P)
Stoke St Gregory In restoration
Lichfield  Complete Monument Restored in 1990. See Gallery
Stonnall Complete Monument Nicely renovated to close to its 18C state. See Gallery
Beccles Complete Monument Good condition used as a garden
Blundeston Complete Monument Good condition.
Wrentham Complete Monument Prominent position well kept.
Crudwell  Complete None Drystone, beside & below the road, repaired in 1988. See Gallery
Gt Malvern Complete Monument Much of it rebuilt and in good stable condition.

Crakehall Adapted Garden Walls have been lowered and now an amenity garden. Image(G)
Acaster Malbis  Complete Monument Small rectangular and brick built pinfold.
Dringhouses  Complete Monument Large circular pinfold in renovated condition.
Galphay  Complete Amenity Restored in 2002 by Lord of the Manor.
Grantley Need more information please.
Heath  Complete Monument Large circular pinfold rebuilt in 1996.
Hunton  Complete Monument Renovated in 2008 by Parish Council.  See Gallery
Hutton-le-Hole Complete Monument Rebuilt Pinfold Image(G)
Ilkley  Incomplete Amenity Preserved with 3 walls only. Resited in c 1869.
Kirkby Malzeard  Complete Garden A village feature and exceptionnly well tended garden.
Kirkbymoorside  Incomplete Monument Only three sides preserved, with interpretive panel. See Gallery
Kirkheaton  Incomplete Garden Reduced in  height due to modern roads and housing.
Laverton  Partial Amenity Road widening for bridge has reduced this pound.
Luddenden Complete Monument A superb example of a circular pinfold See Gallery
Marton Partial Amenity Only half a pinfold on the corner of the village green. See Gallery
Midgley  Under research / Seeking more information.
Muker, Swaledale Complete Monument Well preserved, next to the River Swale.
Ossett  Complete Monument Rectangular, solid with dressed limestone coping, See Gallery
Raskelf  Complete Monument Renovated in 1971 by Parish Council. 
Redmire  Complete Monument Drystone walled pinfold of irregular shape. See Gallery
Reeth  Complete Monument Large pinfold with lintel over door and drinking trough. 
Shelley  Complete Storage Rented out by the local council.
Snainton  Complete Monument A rebuilt Pinfold. Image(G)
Thoralby Complete Monument A good example of a village pinfold. Image(G)
Winksley Need more information please.

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