Mountsorrel Pinfold - Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 43.622 W 001° 08.401
30U E 625604 N 5843527
A pinfold on 'The Green', Mountsorrel.
Waymark Code: WMQWRR
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/07/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 4

"Many people had rights to turn their animals out onto common land for grazing, but they had to be branded first. Any animal found grazing that was not branded was captured and put in the Pinfold and the owners would have to pay for their return. Much like an early car pound! It was last used in 1919."

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Condition: Mostly in a state of disrepair or decay

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone

Approximate dimensions: Not listed

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