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. Please see my comments at the start of Part 1 to help you navigate these Registers.

 

Grid references: Grid reference X and Y coordinates given. For a 6 digit grid reference read e.g. 317391, 5506847 as 173506. Or enter 12 digit references in www.old-maps.co.uk or  www.streetmap.co.uk. Contributions from other than the author are given for each entry.

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Gloucestershire Pounds and Pinfolds

 

Broadwell, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 420395,227514

Described as Old Pound on the 1885 1:2,500 OS map on the northern part of The Green in the centre of the village. The site is now private housing with no trace of the old structure. Nigel Mills May 2021

 

Charfield, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 371773,191378

This pound is noted on the 1889 1:10,560 OS map and is now part of a private garden to the bungalow next to it, named not surprisingly, Pound View. It  is approx. 8 mtrs square built of local stone. About two fields distant along the same lane is Poundhouse Farm. The Charfield Parish Council has suggested a possible link to the management of the pound by the farm in the 1800's but this has not been confirmed. 

Contributed by Alan Hamer May 2006

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Donnington, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 419209,228048

Described in 1974 (Willmot Dobbie) "Drystone walling with vertical coping in good condition except north wall fallen with the farm providing the south wall. Used as garden and car standing". Adjacent to Weasel Barn Farmhouse the structure is shown but not named on any OS map. Now a garden, overgrown and walls have deteriorated. Nigel Mills May 2021

 

 

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Saintbury, Broadway, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 411690,240115

 A small structure shown on OS maps from 1885 but never named as a pound. Opposite Middle Hill Farm on Buckle Street. Listed in 2003 as a stable and attached pound circa mid C18. Now the garden of "The Barn" with low walls and gated entrances. Nigel Mills May 2021 

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Thornbury, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 363344,190603

This pinfold backs on to the loal lockup, shown in image, which was Grade II listed in 1984. The walls are a good 2 mtrs high and access is through a locked gate. Well maintained approx 20 mtrs by 10mtrs and used as a productive garden. It is not named on any OS map I could find, which is unusual for such a large structure, and the 1880 series of OS maps indicate it is witin the original walls of Thornbury Castle.

Nigel Mills May 2006



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Westerleigh, Yate, Gloucestershire

Grid ref: 369921,179910

This pinfold looks to be at risk as one wall has already been demolished to increase access to the adjacent house. It is shown on the 1889 OS 1:10,560 map and the walls still in place are a good 2mtrs high.

Contributed by Sue Hamer May 2006  

 

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Hampshire Pounds and Pinfolds


Any information please?


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Herefordshire Pounds and Pinfolds


Canon Pyon, Herefordshire

Grid ref: 345101,249141

This pound named on the 1887 OS 1: 2,500 map is at the junction just about 120mtrs before the church and is a fine well maintained example of a pound. Roughly coursed sandstone with flat sandstone coping and open entrance. Rectanguler in shape with the entire pound raised slightly above ground level.

Nigel Mills September 2014.   

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Eardisley, Herefordshire

Grid ref: 331239,249227

This pound is named on the 1887 OS 1:2,500 map just north of St Mary Magdelene's Church in the main street and not listed. Although walls are only approx 1 mtr high the rectangular structure is kept in good condition. 

Nigel Mills September 2014

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Hertfordshire Pounds and Pinfolds


Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

Grid ref: 509433,201934

This square pound is clearly named and indicated on the 1874 OS 1:2,500 map as a square structure on Abbots Langley High Street just south of the junction of Abbots Road. Marking the spot today is a wooden post and rail structure. 

Nigel Mills January 2003

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Shenley, Hertfordshire

Grid ref: 518902,200840

The pound is on the 1877 OS 1:10,560 map but due to road widening has disppeared without trace. It was at the north end of Pound Lane. 

Nigel Mills January 2003


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Isle of Man Pounds and Pinfolds

St John's

Four Roads

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Isle of Wight Pounds and Pinfolds


Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Grid ref: 433600,086579

This pound stands close to a well on Poundgreen in Freshwater. Interestingly the 1862 OS 1:2,500 map names it as a "pinfold" on Poundgreen but the surveyor for the 1909 OS 1:2,500 map sensibly names it as a "pound" on Poundgreen, the name it retains today. A fine and carefully restored pound with walls approx 1.5mtrs high built of stone rubble, red brick dressings and curved coping. It is in the care of Freshwater Parish Council and the interior has been used for many years as a productive garden.

Contributed by Brenda Hobbs November 2008 

 

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Brading, Isle of Wight

Grid ref: 460744,087300

This pound is Grade II listed and can be found on Quay Lane (prev. Wall Lane) beyond the church graveyard in Brading. It is square with an opening on the SE wall and constructed of stone rubble, 2 mtrs high with brick quoins and flat stone coping. Wightpedia.org.uk tells us that it was overgrown but cleared and tidied by students from the National Citizend Service in 2016. 

Nigel Mills August 2016


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Shorwell, Isle of Wight

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Grade II listed, square, 1.5 mtrs approx high walls of stone rubble. Restored in 1951.

Exact location not confirmed. Is it Walkers Lane or Pound Lane?

Nigel Mills August 2016


 

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Kent Pounds and Pinfolds


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Lancashire Pounds and Pinfolds


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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Over Kellet, Lancashire

Grid ref: 361946,469996

This pound is shown and named on the 1847 OS 1:10,500 map in the centre of the village but not on later maps.Visited August 2011. No trace found.


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

Grid ref: Seeking more information


Yealand Storrs, Lancashire

Grid ref:  Seeking more information


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Leicestershire Pounds and Pinfolds

Leicestershire Anstey
  Belton
  Breedon on the Hill
  Huncote
  Rothley
  Wymeswold

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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  
 
 
  Rippingale  
  Wainfleet St Mary  

Hougham, Lincolnshire

Grid ref: 488731,344759

In good condition with an apparently later front wall and gate added in brick with corner pillars probably as the result of road widening in the early 19thC. This changed its hape from an oval structure to a composite shape with two square corners added to an original oval shape. It is on the 1889 1:2,500 OS map as a pound. Located just north of the junction of Main Street and Coach Road, near Hougham. In splendid isolation adjacent to a small industrial site, opposite Holly Tree Farm. 

Contributed by Michael Trolove April 2012

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London Pounds and Pinfolds

London Hampstead Heath
  Southgate
  Wimbledon

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Merseyside Pounds and Pinfolds

Almonds Green, Merseyside

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Two sides only left of this pinfold 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



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Please see National Register Part 3 for more Pounds and Pinfolds