The History and Mystery of the Pound or Pinfold - a feature of rural England fast disappearing from the landscape 


Pounds and Pinfolds


National Register of Pounds and Pinfolds

This is the Pounds and Pinfolds National Register set up to record and encourage the knowledge and preservation of these structures in our landscape. 


The locations listed have been identified from maps, archive records and by being observant when travelling around our towns, villages and cities. Minimal information is currently recorded and so I am seeking to expand on this with any information that I recieve from you, the reader, Please send me any information using the email address on the Home Page. Thank you.

 

Yorkshire Pounds and Pinfolds: My aim this summer is to visit and record all the references found to Pounds and Pinfolds in Yorkshire! With over 90 on my list any help with finding them, photographs or historical background would be very helpful. Please get in touch if you can help me. I do anticipate some wonderful days out in Yorkshire (God's own County!) away from the crowds in the Lake District.   Please contact me on nigelmillspp@gmail.com

Thank you.

Nigel



County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Avon Keynsham          
             
Bedfordshire Clophill Red brick construction. Grade II listed Complete See English Heritage 10/01/1985
  Eggington          
  Woburn          
             
Berkshire Bucklebury Roadside pinfold brick with stone coping Complete   Nigel Mills 30/12/2008
  Speen Wooden Fence marks the site     Nigel Mills 30/12/2018
  Waltham St Lawrence          
             
Buckinghamshire East Burnham Brick with wood gate, listed Grade II Complete See English Heritage 24/04/1985
  Fingest          
  Hardwick          
  Little Marlowe, Wycombe Flint walls with brick dressing, Grade II Complete See English Heritage 08/01/1987
  West Wycombe          
  Wicken Stone & square in Pound Close Complete     11/06/2010
             
Buckinghamshire East Burnham          
  Fingest          
  Hardwick          
  Little Marlowe, Wycombe          
  West Wycombe          
  Wicken          
             
             
County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Cambridgeshire Bottisham          
  Cottenham          
  Coveney Square pound + lockup.Grade II Complete See English Heritage 18/08/1988
  Glinton, Peterborough Rubble wall,concrete capping. Grade II Complete See English Heritage 24/02/1982
  Landbeach          
  Sutton, Peterborough Stone walls, gated Complete See English Heritage 24/02/1982
  Swaffham Prior Pound, lock up and Fire Engine House Complete See English Heritage 15/06/1984
  West Wratting Square red brick with coping. Grade II Complete See English Heritage 11/04/1986
  Wilburton          
             
Cheshire Aston by Budworth Rectangular, low walls, coping stones Complete See Engilsh Heritage 03/09/1984
  Aston(Gt Budworth) Square with low walls.Restored Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Bate Heath, Knutsford   Complete See Geograph 06/04/2006
  Bickerton In a poor state with walls denuded Poor   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Bosley          
  Capenhurst  Square with low walls.Restored Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Great Budworth          
  Harthill Adapted to a storage shed Adapted   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Henbury Circular with concrete coving,metal gate Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Hoole Square coursed sanstone Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Little Budworth Square with sandstone and capstones Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Norton Canes          
  Poole Green Sandstone rubble remains Poor   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Shocklach Oviatt Restored with post and rail fences Little still exists   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Sutton Lane Ends Square with some walls lowered Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Tarvin Still exists - need info please     David Haynes 24/04/2010
  Wardle Square with low walls, metal gate Complete   David Haynes 24/04/2010
             
Cornwall Antony, Caradon Recangular with high walls   See English Heritage 26/01/1987
  Botusfleming, Caradon Small rectangular 8mtr by 10 mtr   See English Heritage 19/12/1987
  Breage, Kerrier Earlier gunpowder store converted to pound   See English Heritage 26/08/1987
  Chacewater Manor Pound(OS) Square Privately owned     Dave Foster 24/01/2014
  Feock, Carrick Manor Pound   See English Heritage 12.03/1986
  Gwithian          
  Lesnewth Hidden away in private woods  Complete   Nigel Mills 18/06/2011
  St Day, Kerrier Circular with rubble walls Complete See English Heritage 12/09/1989
  Tucoys          
  Zennor Wellhouse and Pound Grade II  n/k   English Heritage 07/09/1988
             
County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Derbyshire Alstonefield Possibly a sheepfold?   Gallery Nigel Mills 0/11/2005
  Ashford          
  Ashover          
  Barlow Restored in 1985 Grade II Complete     31/01/1967
  Barrow on Trent          
  Biggin Circular restored pinfold Complete Gallery Nigel Mills 0/05/2006
  Birchover          
  Bonsall          
  Bradfield          
  Brassington          
  Bubnell Keys Almost disappeared Remains On 1883 OS    
  Calow     On 1883 OS    
  Castleton          
  Chellaston          
  Chelmorton          
  Curbar Circular built into a bank. Complete     0/05/2006
  Eggington Small Rectangular pinfold Grade II Complete See English Heritage 02/09/1986
  Elmton-with-Cresswell          
  Eyam Woodlands,Grindleford          
  Hassop  Almost disappeared Remains On 1883 OS    
  Hathersage          
  Hope Circular with Rules for Pound Keeper Complete Geograph   21/07/2007
  Hopedale          
  Ilam Possibly a sheepfold?     Nigel Mills 15/03/2006
  Little Longstone At edge of farm abutting a cottage Complete   Nigel Mills 15/03/2006
  Mackworth          
  Milltown, Ashover Stone with metal gate Complete See Geograph 03/08/2009
  Monyash At field edge. Possibly a sheepfold Complete     15/03/2006
  Osmaston Circular Pinfold on Osmaston estate Complete See Geograph 18/02/2007
  Over Haddon Look like sheepfold   On 1883 OS    
  Sandiacre, Erewash Combined lock up and pound Grade II Complete See English Heritage 10/11/1967
  Tansley          
  Tideswell          
  Wirksworth West End          
  Wyns Tor, Winster Large circular structure  Complete See Geograph  
  Youlgreave          
             
County Location Information Condition Image  Contributor Date of Record
Devon Ashburton Laughter Tor Sheepfold?        
  Belstone  Now used as a garden        
  Bicton          
  Creaber Pound, Gidleigh A Dartmoor pound   See Geograph 08/06/2006
  Dunnabridge Medieval dry stone walls Deteriorating See Geograph 28/10/1987
  Highweek Feoffes A2A reference 1638F referes to Poundfold         
  North Bovey          
  Northam          
  Oakhampton Creaber Pound          
  Poundsgate          
  S. Giles in the Wood          
  Sidbury          
  Sidmouth Tall walled Pound, rounded coping. Complete See English Heritage 12/11/1973
  Salcombe Regis Erected in 1939 to comm.planting thorn tree Complete See English Heritage 12/10/1951
  Torrington (Great)          
  Woodbury          
             
Dorset Ashmore          
  Corfe Castle          
  Holnest          
  Langton Herring          
  Langton Matravers          
  Leigh          
  Portland          
  Stalbridge          
  Wareham Town Pound Well kept Art Project used as town amenity Complete Gallery Pat Rowland 20/03/2019
  Wimbourne Minster          
  Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck          
  Wool          
             
Durham Consett          
  Crawcrook          
  Headlam Large pinfold on common land used as a garden Complete Gallery Nigel Mills 30/10/2006
  Killerby          
  Stanhope          
             
Essex Epping Forest Conservators
  Epping Forest Parish
  Lambourne End
  Orsett
  Saffren Walden
Gloucestershire Ampney S Peter          
  Bibury          
  Charfield Used as a private garden Complete Gallery   07/05/2006
  Cranham          
  Didmarton          
  Donnington          
  Iron Acton          
  Latteridge, Iron Acton          
  Longney          
  Minchinhampton          
  Newnham          
  Oldbury on Severn          
  Painswick          
  Park End F of Dean          
  Rangeworthy          
  Saintbury          
  Thornbury         07/05/2006
  Westerleigh         07/05/2006
  Winstone         07/05/2006
             
Hampshire Brading I of W Town Pound is complete but overgrown.   Yes Nigel Mills 01/08/2016
& Isle of Wight Freshwater  I of W Well kept circular pound. Restored in 2008 by Parish 433599, 086581 Yes Nigel Mills 01/08/2016
  New Forest Ladycross          
  New Forest Slufters          
  New Forest Stoney Cross          
  Shorwell I of W Roadside pound in need of attention. 445136, 082806   Nigel Mills 01/08/2016
  Southampton          
             

 

County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Herefordshire Canon Pyon Parish Pinfold Complete Gallery Nigel Mills 24/09/2014
  Eardisley   Complete Gallery Nigel Mills 24/09/2014
             
Hertfordshire Abbots Langley Wooden structure on original site   Gallery Nigel Mills 31/10/2005
  Shenley  Need clarification Lockup?     31/07/2005
             
Huntingdonshire Elton, Oundle          
             
Isle of Man St Johns
  Four Roads
Kent Ashford
  Newington, Shepway
  Offham
  Sevenoaks
  Smarden
  Tunbridge Wells
  Wisley
County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Lancashire Abbeystead Probably a Manorial Pound Complete Yes Nigel Mills 19/02/2011
  Arkholme          
  Bacup Sheepfold?        
  Barnborough          
  Bolton-le-Sands          
  Brindle, Chorley          
  Broughton, Preston          
  Churchtown, nr Garstang In a private garden. Complete/no gate   Nigel Mills 19/02/2011
  Ellel          
  Great Ecclestone          
  Hampson Green          
  Haslingden          
  Higham          
  Nether Kellet   Complete     26/08/2011
  Out Rawcliffe          
  Over Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale          
  Over Kellet No trace       26/08/2011
  Pilling Circular restored in 1997 Rebuilt   Nigel Mills 23/11/2001
  Priest Hutton          
  Quernmore          
  Riley Green, Chorley          
  Slyne-with-Hest Affected by road widening, now has seating and stocks.. Complete   Nigel Mills 19/02/2011
  Stodday          
  Stretford, Manchester          
  Tarleton          
  Thurnham          
  Tockholes          
  Wennington Sandstone rubble wall with a weathered coping. Quadrilateral.
built against the bridge abutment add forming a quadrilateral,on plan.Built against bridge parapet
Complete Gallery Nigel Mills 19/02/2011
  West Bradford, Clitheroe          
  Yealand Conyers          
  Yealand Storrs          
             
Leicestershire Anstey
  Belton
  Breedon on the Hill
  Huncote
  Rothley
  Wymeswold
Lincolnshire Atterby  could be sheepfold?
  Bardney  
  Carleton-Le-Moorland  
  Epworth 1  
  Epworth 2  
  Friskney  
  Gelston  
  Grimsby  
  Grindon  
  Heckington  
  Helpringham, N Kesteven  
  Hougham  
  Rippingale  
  Wainfleet St Mary  
London Hampstead Heath
  Southgate
  Wimbledon
Merseyside Almonds Green, Liverpool
  Bebington
  West Derby
  Spital Wirral
   
Middlesex Southgate          
             
Norfolk North Elmham Well maintained with plaque complete Gallery Nigel Mills 17/09/2013
  Swaffham Garden complete Gallery Nigel Mills 17/09/2013
  Gimingham Unique triangular pinfold complete   Nigel Mills 15/09/2013
  Docking, Burnham Market          
             
Northamptonshire Brixworth
  Cottingham
  Middleton
  Sulgrave
  Yarwell
  Wicken
Northumberland Alnwick
  Bamburgh
  Elsdon
  Wark
Nottinghamshire Askham
  Beckingham
  Calverton
  Costock
  East Leake
  East Markham
  Eddingley
  Elmton-with-Cresswell
  Epperstone
  Flintham
  Grassthorpe
  Kirkby in Ashfield
  Laxton
  Misson
  Morton
  Norwell
  Scarrington
  Screveton
  Scrooby
  Selston
  Skegby
  Sutton in Ashfield
  Thurgarton
  Wellow
  Woodborough
Oxfordshire Beckley
  Botley
  Combe
  Fentwells Witney
  Fritwell
  Shrivenham
  West Adderbury
Rutland Uppingham
Shropshire Albrighton
  Harley
  Hodnet
  Knockin, Oswestry
  Llanyblodwell
  Loppington
  Morville
  Much Wenlock
  Oswestry
  Rudge
  Wollerton
County Location Information Condition Image  Contributor Date of Record
Somerset Ashfield, Oakhill   Rebuild      
  Batheaston          
  Brompton Regis          
  Buckland Dinham   Lock Up     15/05/2005
  Carhampton          
  Compton Martin          
  Creech St Michael          
  Croscombe          
  Crowcombe          
  Dunster          
  Fivehead, Taunton          
  Hemington, Radstock   Remains     15/05/2005
  Hinton Charterhouse          
  Holford          
  Hutton          
  Kilmersdon, Radstock   No trace     15/05/2005
  Kingsbury Episcopi          
  Kingsdon          
  Langport          
  Lopen          
  Marksbury          
  Muchelney          
  North Stoke, Bath          
  Norton St Philip   Remains?     15/05/2005
  Seavington St Michael          
  Shepton Mallet          
  Somerton          
  Stanton Prior, Marksbury   Complete     30/03/2008
  Stoke St Gregory          
  Tintinhull          
  West Bagborough          
  Withybrook Oakhill          
Suffolk Beccles, Waveney         01/08/2014
  Blundeston, Waveney         01/08/2014
  Kedington          
  Somerleyton         tried to find
  Walsham le Willows          
  Wrentham         01/08/2014
Staffordshire Calton   Remains      
  Ilam, Ashbourne          
  Lichfield   Complete     No
  Rushton Spenser, Leek          
  Salt          
  Stapenhill          
  Uttoxeter          
  Walton-on-the-Hill          
  Waterfall          
  West Bromwich          
  Stonnall   Complete      
Surrey Abinger
  Bramley
  Brockam Green, Dorking
  Chiddingfold
  Godalming
  Hambledon
  Hascombe, Hambledon
  Limpsfield
  Oxted
  Shere, Guildford
  West Clandon
  Westcott, Dorking
Sussex Ashburnham
  Icklesham
  Isfield
  Kingston
  Lewes
  Rustington
  Sidlesham
  Slindon
  Tilton
  Wadhurst
  Wealden/Wilmington
Tyne & Weir Ryton, Gateshead
Warwickshire Bentley
  Clifford
  Kineton
  Long Compton
  Northfield
  Stivichall
West Midlands Barston
  Berkswell
  Birmingham
Wiltshire Biddestone
  Box
  Calne
  Crudwell
  Kington Langley
  Langley Burrell
  Semley
Worcestershire Churchill          
  Eldersfield          
  Gt Malvern   Complete     17/06/2011
  Wolverley          
  Feckenham          
  Pershore          
County Location Information Condition Image  Contributor Date of Record
Yorkshire  Acaster Malbis, Nr York          
  Aldbrough St John, Richmond          
  Amotherby, Malton          
  Appleton le Moor          
  Arkendale          
  Austwick          
  Barkisland, Riponden          
  Barnburgh, Doncaster          
  Bawtry, Doncaster          
  Bentley  Doncaster          
  Birstwith,Harrogate          
  Bishopthorpe, York          
  Bradford          
  Buckden          
  Burghwallis          
  Carperby, Leyburn          
  Carr Green, Holmbridge          
  Cowthorpe Wetherby WY          
  Crakehall          
  Crayke           
  Crofton          
  Cowling Hill          
  Deighton, Northallerton York          
  Driffield, nr Beverley          
  Dringhouses, York          
  East Ayton, Scarborough           
  Eastby Nr Skipton          
  East Witton          
  Edstone          
  Exelby          
  Farnhill, Skipton          
  Fishlake, Doncaster          
  Fixby, Elland (sheepfold?)          
  Flaxton, York          
  Follifoot, Harrogate          
  Galphay   29/03/2011      
  Gilling West Richmond          
  Goathland, Whitby          
  Grafton          
  Grantly Ripon           
  Hackness, Scarborough           
  Hardraw          
  Heath Wakefield          
  Hebdon Washfold          
  Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge          
  Hollym, Withernsea          
  Holmebridge, Holmforth          
  Hooton Pagnall          
  Hook, Goole          
  Horbury Wakefield          
  Huddersfield          
  Hunmanby, Scarborough NY          
  Hunton    29/03/2011      
  Hutton Buscel, Scarborough NY          
  Hutton le Hole          
  Huttons Ambo          
  Ilkley          
  Kettlewell          
  Kirk Smeaton           
  Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon   29/03/2011      
  Kirkbymoorside          
  Kirkheaton Cockley Hill   14/11/2008      
  Laverton, Ripon   29/03/2011      
  Lepton   12/11/2008      
  Linton          
  Littlethorpe          
  Liverton          
  Lockton, Pickering          
  Loftus Redcar NY          
  Luddenden Hebden Bridge          
  Malham          
  Marton          
  Mickley, Ripon          
  Midgley Hebden Bridge          
  Milnsbridge Hudders. (a hill?)          
  Muker          
  Newbiggen Leyburn           
  Newby, Scarborough          
  Norland Halifax          
  North Stainley,           
  Norton, Doncaster          
  Ossett Dewsbury          
  Owler Bar           
  Owston          
  Oxspring Barnsley          
  Raskelf          
  Ravensworth Barnard Castle NY          
  Redmire          
  Reeth          
  Riccall York          
  Ripponden Sowerby Bridge WY          
  Rishworth          
  Scackleton          
  Scammonden, Sow'by Br WY          
  Scackleton          
  Settle Upper          
  Settle Town End          
  Sharow          
  Shelf, Halifax          
  Shelley Nr Kirkburton   08/11/2008      
  Sinnington          
  Skipton          
  Slaidburn          
  Slaithwaite, Huddersfield          
  Snainton, Pickering          
  South Crosland, Huddersfield          
  Southowram          
  Spaunton, Pickering          
  Spennithorne, Leyburn          
  Spofforth, Wetherby          
  Staveley, Boroughbridge   Peter Sutton      
  Stokesley, Middlesborough          
  Swainby, Nothallerton          
  Thoralby, Leyburn Wensleydale          
  Thorne Doncaster          
  Thorpe Audlin Pontefract          
  Threshfield,Grassington          
  Tickhill, Doncaster          
  Tong,Bradford          
  Wadworth, Doncaster          
  Wakefield Pinder (statue)          
  Wainstalls Nr Luddenham          
  Walshford, Wetherby          
  Wath on Dearne          
  Wessenden Moor Holmfirth          
  Whorlton          
  Wickersly Rotherham          
  Winksley          
  Wistow Selby           
  Worley, Halifax          
  York