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Dunnabrdge Pound

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmoor Forest, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5552 / 50°33'18"N

Longitude: -3.9126 / 3°54'45"W

OS Eastings: 264608

OS Northings: 74569

OS Grid: SX646745

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.MGP3

Mapcode Global: FRA 27PL.PHJ

Plus Code: 9C2RH34P+3W

Entry Name: Dunnabrdge Pound

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92738

Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmoor Forest

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

LYDFORD
SX. 67 SW
15/4 Dunnabridge Pound
-
GV II

Pound. Likely to be medieval although some rebuilding may have subsequently
occurred. Drystone wall constructed of large rough granite blocks in roughly
circular plan. Entrance faces present road and is divided by granite monolith into
a wider and narrower opening. Immediately to its left inside the pound is a large
stone seat integral with the wall with a large granite canopy above providing
shelter.
This pound is not only very well preserved but it is also important in the context
of the history of the moor and its ancient tenements: a document of 1627 records
that the tenants of the ancient tenements "have been accustomed time out of mind to
make three several drifts yearly for cattle and one for horses depasturing upon the
said Forest to Dynabridge pound and are to attend there two or three days and nights
for the watering and pasturing of the said Cattle". The tenants who complied with
this were given a halfpenny loaf and those who refused were fined 6s8d.
Source: Dartmoor : A New Study - Farming : Michael Havinden and Freda Wilkinson


Listing NGR: SX6460874569

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