Town Pound, Madison, New Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Too Tall John
N 43° 53.675 W 071° 07.566
19T E 329238 N 4862361
Quick Description: The Town Pound in Madison, New Hampshire.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2010 1:33:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Q19
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
According to the Madison Historical Society:

The Madison Pound which still stands today is on what was once known as the Danford (Danforth) land. This Pound was built in 1792 and described as, "a square enclosure built all the way round with a high stone wall. On the top of the wall on the four sides were hewed beams one foot square. Posts one and a half feet high were sunk at intervals in the beams. On top of these posts other beams four inches square were placed with the posts fastened in them."

According to town records:

Pound to be 30 ft. square, 7 ft. high, 5ft. thick at bottom, 3ft. at top, to be built of stone with a cap of timber. Richard Lary bid it off at $20.

The pound was restored by the Historical Society in 1976.
Approximate dimensions: 30 x 30 feet

Condition: Well preserved or restored

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone & Wood

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