Raskelf Village Pound, Raskelf, North Yorkshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
N 54° 07.966 W 001° 14.928
30U E 614419 N 5999711
Quick Description: Village Pound, one of few still remaining.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/23/2011 4:22:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHPZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 5

Long Description:
From the Middle Ages until the end of the 19th Century most villages and small towns had such an enclosure.
Straying or trespassing cattle were confined in the custody of a parish official called a 'Pinder' or 'Pinman' until they were redeemed by their owner.

This example probably dates from the 18th Century.
Unusual hexagon shape, brick built.

Restored by Raskelf Parish Council in 1971.
Sign erected 1997.
Approximate dimensions: 20 x 20 feet

Condition: Well preserved or restored

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Brick

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