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 -------- Part 2


This is a WORK IN PROGRESS as I am gradually replacing the one line entries with more information and, where possible, images. If you know of a pound or pinfold listed or not listed please get in touch with me so that I can complete the Register entry.

 

Lancashire Pounds and Pinfolds


           
Lancashire
         
 
         
  Bacup Sheepfold?        
  Barnborough          
  Bolton-le-Sands          
  Brindle, Chorley          
  Broughton, Preston          
 
         
  Ellel          
  Great Ecclestone          
  Hampson Green          
  Haslingden          
  Higham          
  Nether Kellet   Complete     26/08/2011
         
  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          
             

Abbeystead, Trough of Bowland, Lancashire

Grid ref: 356133,454278

This circular, low walled pound is at the centre of the village next to a stream. It is approx. 10 mtrs diameter of drystone constuction. It was Grade II listed in 1968 because of its group value situated as its is amongst other estate style buildings including whet was the village school. It is named on the 1891 OS 1:2,500 map.

Nigel Mills February 2011


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Arkholme, Carnforth, Lancashire

Grid ref: 358853,471819

This is an unusual two celled pound restored by Lanxcashire County Council with local support because of their interest in The Best Kept Village competion which was won in 2001. It is located at the south end of the village towards the river and close to the church and is used as a community garden. Although referred to as the pinfold it was grade II listed in 1985 as the Village Pound. Unable to identify on OS maps.

Nigel Mills December 2003


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Broughton, Preston, Lancashire

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This pinfold was listed Grade II in 1986 and measures approx. 10 by 8 mtrs constructed or sandstone with rounded coping. It was renovated by the local councils in 1985/86 according to the plaque. It is at the roadside just south of no. 442 Grastang Road. Not found on OS maps.

Nigel Mills February 2011 



 

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Churchtown, Preston, Lancashire

Grid ref: 348426,443117

This circular pound is named on the 1890 OS 1,2,500 map. It is on private land and not in good condition, the walls being impacted by the growth of trees and other vegetation. It is of brick construction. 

Nigel Mills February 2011 


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Great Eccleston, Lancashire

Grid ref: 342503,44194

A small pinfold listed as Grade II in 1984. Constructed of sandstone rubble, some rounded, some triangular coping and with walls approx. 2mtrs high. Strange irregular shape adjacent to a small building. OS maps indicate it was the site of the smithy although a plaque names it as a pinfold.

Contributed by L Kelley November 2013



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Nether Kellet, Lancashire

Grid ref: 350489,468045

Shown as circular on OS map? Check location.




Nigel Mills August 2011


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Out Rawcliffe, (Chapel Lane), Lancashire

Grid ref: 340047,442206

This circular pound is named on the 1893 OS 1:2,500 map and listed Grade II in 1967. Sandstone rubble construction with triangular coping on walls and above gateway, standing approx. 2mtrs high. In great condition due to the work of Wyke Community Ltd Community Programme according to a plaque. Another plaque says it is only one of six surving in Lancashire. Clearly an underestimate! Local word is that it was last used during the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak when a wandering large texel lamb was placed in it until the owner could be identified. Taken away eventually by DEFRA, it's fate remains unknown.

Nigel Mills May 2001.

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Pilling, Fleetwood, Lancashire

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This pinfold ws built in 1997, by the Parish council, on the same site as the original pinfold in the C18 according to a plaque on the pinfold. It is circular built of stone and mortar and is signed from the road in the centre of the village.

Nigel Mills May 2001



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Slyne with Hest, Lancashire

Grid ref: 347683,465625

A roughly circular pound, at the junction with Throstle Grove, it has been partly rebuilt to allow for road widening. Sharing the site with stocks it was listed Grade II in 1952.  It has triangular coping stones and variable height walls and a seating area inside the structure.

Nigel Mills February 2011

 

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Wennnington, Lancashire

Grid ref: 361720,470010

This is an impressive grade II pound listed in 1985 standing beside the River Wenning in the village of Wennington. Constructed of limestone rubble wall with weathered coping and a matching lintel over the gated access. In plan it is quadrilateral built against the bridge abuttment. Shown on the 1894 OS 1:2,500 map and ideally placed for the convenience of the Pinder being a few metres from the river.

Nigel Mills May 2009

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Yealand Conyers, Lancashire

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Yealand Storrs, Lancashire

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Leicestershire Pounds and Pinfolds

Leicestershire Anstey
  Belton
  Breedon on the Hill
  Huncote
  Rothley
  Wymeswold

Lincolnshire Pounds and Pinfolds

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 Pounds and Pinfolds

London Hampstead Heath
  Southgate
  Wimbledon

Merseyside Pounds and Pinfolds

Almonds Green, Merseyside

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Two sides only left of this pinfol near the junction of Meadow Lane and Almonds Green (road). Need more info please.


Spital, Bebington, Merseyside

Grid ref: 333108,383202 (not confirmed)

An irregularly shaped stone pinfold with triangular coping and is Grade II listed. Just west of the junction of Church Road with Brimstage Road on north side. Interior has a sunken trough for watering. Maintained by the Borough Council.

Contributed by Dick Fowler March 2008 

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Middlesex Pounds and Pinfolds

Southgate, Middlesex - Awaitng information



Norfolk Pounds and Pinfolds

Docking, Burnham Market, Norfolk

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Believed to be on Pound Lane in Docking but exact location required please.




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North Elmham, Norfolk

Grid ref: 598675,322080

On the junction of Great Heath Road and Broom Green Road just north of North Elmham this pinfold is in excellent condition, shown on the 1892 OS 1:10,560 map. It is square with walls approx 2mtrs high with a wooden wicket style gate. 

Contributed by Colin Sinnot March 2008. 


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Gimingham, Norfolk

Grid ref: 628362,336064

This unique pound is triangular about 1.5mtrs high walls and a gate at its north point. It is exceptionally small for a pound and kept in great condition. English Heritage state it is Grade II liste, early C19, built of flint with brick dressings and brick quoins and coping.  It is situated where Trunch Road and Church Street meet on a cross roads just south of the village of Gimingham.  




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Swaffham, Norfolk

Grid ref: 582076,309055 (Approx)

Described as a Grade II listed Town Pound on the plaque erected by the council who restored it in 1978. English Heritage date it at c1730 and describe it as made of whole and cut flints with brick quoins and dressings. Modern gate gives access to this square pound in need of attention when visited. It is on Mangate street towards the town end, not identified on OS maps. 

Nigel Mills September 2013

 

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Northamptonshire Pounds and Pinfolds


           
Northamptonshire Brixworth          
  Cottingham          
  Middleton          
  Sulgrave          
  Yarwell Well kept as a village feature Complete -almost Gallery Michael Trolove 19/05/2020
  Wicken          
             

Yarwell, Northamptonshire

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Northumberland Pounds and Pinfolds

Alnwick, Northumberland

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This pinfold was moved here from a site near the War Memorial in 1819 and now acts as a roundabout in the town centre at Green Batt. It is Grade II listed, oval and ashlar built about 1.5 mtrs high. Gates are locked to enclose what seems like a shrub garden.

Nigel Mills August 2017

 

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Bamburgh, Northumberland

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Grade II listed c 10mtrs diameter.


Elsdon, Northumberland

Grid ref: 393659,593102

A large prominent circular pinfold on the village green in Elsdon constructed of random rubble construction with a overhead door lintel, c13mtrs in diameter with 2mtr high walls. Grade II listed and on the 1895 OS 1:2500 map. It is well mainatine and cared for. The green is a designated Dark Sky location.

Contributed by Jacqui Morgan July 2016  


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Nottinghamshire Pounds and Pinfolds

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

Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

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Sutton-in-Ashfield

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Oxfordshire Pounds and Pinfolds

Oxfordshire Beckley
  Botley
  Combe
  Fentwells Witney
  Fritwell
  Shrivenham
  West Adderbury

Rutland Pounds and Pinfolds

Uppingham - Awaiting details


Shropshire Pounds and Pinfolds

Shropshire Albrighton
  Harley
  Hodnet
  Knockin, Oswestry
  Llanyblodwell
  Loppington
  Morville
  Much Wenlock
  Oswestry
  Rudge
  Wollerton

Harley Pound, Shropshire

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Contributed by Alan Hamer 



Somersetshire Pounds and Pinfolds

Ashfield, Oakhill, Somerset

Grid ref: 363387,147855

Shown on the 1886 OS 1,2500 map as a pound, image required. 


Batheaston, Bath, Somerset

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This pound has been rebuilt several times most recently by The Batheaston Society in 1973. Shown on the 1885 OS 1:2,500 map. It was Grade II listed in 1983. 

 

Hemington, Radstock, Somerset

Grid ref: 373043,153392

Pound now with only 3 low walls left at north east end of village. Used as a car parking area. Is shown on the 1854 County Series OS maps. In the 1930's it was fenced in and used to keep chickens.

Nigel Mills May 2005


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Kilmersdon, Radstock, Somerset

Grid ref: 369684,152249

Site of pound now a 1950's bungalow. Shown on the 1854 Country Series OS map.

Nigel Mills May 2005


Norton St Philip, Somerset

Grid ref: 377232,155801

No trace of pinfold at the site shown on 1854 County Series OS map.


Stanton Prior, Marksbury, Somerset

Grid ref: 367399,162751

Located at the roadside when approached from Marksbury this circular pound stands about 2mtrs high with a wooden lintel over the entrance. Approx 4mtrs in diameter and Grade II listed in 1985. At time of visit there was evidence of a recent repair. Not found on maps. 

Nigel Mills March 2008.


 

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Withybrook, Oakhill, Somerset

Grid ref: 365110,147257

This pound, shown on the 1888 OS 1:10,560 map, is now part of the garden of the adjacent house. It is square but losing its definition due to neglect.

Nigel Mills March 2008 


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Staffordshire Pounds and Pinfolds

           
Staffordshire Calton   Remains      
  Ilam, Ashbourne          
  Lichfield   Complete     No
  Rushton Spenser, Leek          
  Salt          
  Stapenhill          
  Uttoxeter          
  Walton-on-the-Hill          
  Waterfall          
  West Bromwich          
  Whiston Complex shaped pinfold Restored   Ivan Kent 23/03/2016
  Stonnall   Complete

Stonnall, Staffordshire

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Contributed by Kate Gomez



Suffolk Pounds and Pinfolds

Beccles, Suffolk

Grid ref: 642368,290903

This Grade II listed pinfold is shown on the 1884 OS Town Map of Beccles and today is easily missed as it sits amongst the houses and semi industrial units of Beccles. Found at the junction of Pound Road and Common Lane North it is in great condition. It is accessible and maintained as a flower garden at the time of my visit. 

Nigel Mills August 2014

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Blundeston, Suffolk

Grid ref: 651442,297248

This pound is shown on the 1884 OS 1:2,500 map as a pinfold at the junction of Pound Lane with Church Street. Well maintained, high walled and circular Grade II listed structure.

Nigel Mills August 2014  

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Somerleyton, Suffolk

Grid ref: 648397,296476 (not verified)

This pinfold is shown on the 1884 OS 1:2,500 map and is built into the bank, remaining in good condition if a bit neglected.

Contributed by Matthew of everythingselectric.com November 2020 


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Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk

Grid ref: 600829,270953

This pound is at the junction of Townhouse Rd and Jolly's Way, is Grade II listed, square and brick built with three walls 1.8mtrs high. The remaining wall is reduced in height with an open entrance. It is in good condition having been repaired by the Parish Council in 2000. Believed to be a replacement for a previous pound near the current cemetery in the village about 1817. 

Contributed by Frances Jenner, January 2021

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Wrentham, Suffolk

Grid ref: 649031,282938

This pound is at the junction with Chapel Road and Priory Road. It is shown on the 1884 OS 1:2,500 map as a pinfold. It is Grade II listed and a great example, well maintained with 2mtr high circular brick walls and coping stones. A simple plaque is affixed to the rhs of the padlocked wooden gate. A great shame about the road sign also affixed to this listed building!

Nigel Mills August 2014

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Surrey Pounds and Pinfolds

Surrey Abinger
  Bramley
  Brockam Green, Dorking
  Chiddingfold
  Godalming
  Hambledon
  Hascombe, Hambledon
  Limpsfield
  Oxted
  Shere, Guildford
  West Clandon
  Westcott, Dorking

Sussex Pounds and Pinfolds

County Location Information Condition Image Available? Contributor Date of Record
Sussex Ashburnham          
  Icklesham          
  Isfield          
  Kingston near Lewes Large rectangular pound Complete Gallery Timothy Ambrose 03/11/2016
  Lewes          
  Rustington          
  Sidlesham          
  Slindon          
  Tilton          
  Wadhurst          
  Wealden/Wilmington

Kingston, Sussex

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Tyne and Weir Pounds and Pinfolds

Ryton, Gateshead - Awaiting details


Warwickshire Pounds and Pinfolds

Warwickshire Bentley
  Clifford
  Kineton
  Long Compton
  Northfield
  Stivichall

West Midlands Pounds and Pinfolds

West Midlands Barston
  Berkswell
  Birmingham

Wiltshire Pounds and Pinfolds

Wiltshire Biddestone
  Box
  Calne
 
  Kington Langley
  Langley Burrell
  Semley

Crudwell, Wiltshire

Grid ref: 395776,193483

This pound is hidden amongst the undergrowth, at a level below the road, at the west side of the A429 just north of Crudwell. It is rectangular with walls at 1.5 mtrs constructed of drystone with on edge coping. Repaired in 1987 and Grade II listed in 1988. It is shown as a pound on the 1885 OS 1: 2,500 map.

Nigel Mills May 2006


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Worcestershire Pounds and Pinfolds

Worcestershire Churchill          
  Eldersfield          
  Gt Malvern   Complete     17/06/2011
  Wolverley          
  Feckenham          
  Pershore






         

Great Malvern, Worcestershire

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